Musical Animal Walks

Musical Animal Walks

Musical Animal Walks Summer is here and school is out! The summer heat can make it difficult to stay active, and irregular summer schedules can impact kids’ (and adults’!) sensory regulation. Pair music with animal walks for fun, structured indoor movement breaks during these long summer days. Structured movement to music can help to support […]

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Kid-Friendly Relaxation Playlist

Kid-Friendly Relaxation Playlist

Kid-Friendly Relaxation Playlists The end of the school year is quickly approaching, which means lots of tests, final projects, and changes in routine and schedules. This time of year can cause high-stress levels, and it can be difficult to find effective ways of coping with this stress. Music is a wonderful tool for helping to […]

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Teaching Rhyming Words

Teaching Rhyming Words

Teaching Rhyming Words: whole class strategies Have you ever seen a cat wearing a hat? Have you ever seen a bear on a chair? Have you ever seen a sheep in a Jeep? Understanding rhyming words is an important early literacy skill, and also one of the most fun! According to ResourcesforEarlyLearning.org, “recognizing rhyming words […]

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Spring Counting Songs

Spring Counting Songs

Spring Counting Songs Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate than with songs about animals that we see in the spring? One of our music therapist’s favorite ways to work on basic math concepts is through counting songs! Many well-known children’s songs, such as “5 Green and Speckled Frogs,” incorporate numbers. When paired […]

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Sight Words + Music

Sight Words + Music

Sight Words Song Scavenger Hunt Go! Me! Help! We! See! What do all of these words have in common? They can all be found on the Pre-Primer Dolch Sight Words list, which is commonly taught as part of beginner reading curriculums. Sight words are common words that pop up frequently when reading. Recognizing these words […]

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Wash Your Hands Song

Wash Your Hands Song

“Wash Your Hands” Song Happy fall! Time for colorful leaves, pretty pumpkins, cozy sweaters, and – OH NO! Germs! As we approach flu season, it is important to encourage healthy habits at home and at school – like hand washing!  Click HERE for a hand washing song written by our music therapist, to the tune […]

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