Kinder Queen helping children through music
Stacy M. Brown | 4/8/2016, 6 a.m.
As a child, Inga Davis was a big fan of Kindermusik, an educational musical and movement program that children can listen and dance to while they learn.
With Sesame Street, Captain Kangaroo and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood serving as inspirations, Davis, a Baltimore native, says she possesses an inner zeal to help young ones and others succeed.
She has dedicated the rest of her life to teaching and developing her Positive Thoughts Kinder Music Program that she hopes will help her to spread peace, love, joy and the knowledge of music. She has even taken on a new persona, “Kinder Queen.”
“I'm happy to announce that I’m now starting a citywide tour of Baltimore,
introducing to schools and local organizations the new ‘edutainment’ core knowledge program,” Davis said. “Due to the social and emotional ills of the city, many children have experienced fear and anxieties. This new music program gives them hope, vision and a solid foundation and it is a healthy alternative to the negative music that surrounds them.”
Davis’ program uses a mix of entertainment and social therapy to help young students grow educationally and emotionally. She says the body of the music is composed of different genres like hip-hop, country and pop, but overall the music she uses preserves old-fashion values.
The youth will be getting self-enrichment that will last a lifetime, according to Davis.
“I decided to do a school tour when I met the Emmy award winner John Kinder Man Taylor last Year. I was inspired by his 35 years of work that he created as a kinder entertainer and I wanted to build on the foundation that he had already established with the community and thought-out the nation,” Davis said. “When I really realized the incredible need for this kind of education I knew I would dedicate my life to it. The first stop was Kiddie Castle on Reisterstown Road in Baltimore.”
The benefits of the music are that it teaches imagination, self-control, self-esteem, confidence, faith, hope, forgiveness, etiquette and self-celebration, Davis said, adding that it’s easy for children and care givers to bond around the music.
“The feedback from the community is that they are very ecstatic that I would consider ever doing this. They think it is wonderful and when my album was released in
December, people would call me and replay my songs to me and tell me how much the kids would enjoy listening to it on the way to and from school in the car,” she said. “I have even have had people get my music for children with special needs.”
Davis hopes to attend as many schools as possible on her tour. She says her mission is to bring Kinder music to the community and have it serve as an educational and entertainment teaching tool.
She wants the message spread to schools, homes, churches, camps and communities where she feels that caregivers can establish a strong foundation with music when the concepts are reinforced to the children.
“I would like a big focus on helping the children of Baltimore to heal with the music,” she said.
For information about her tour and other details about the program, visit: www.positivethoughtskindermusic.com.