Show your child a particular color. You could use construction paper or just an object you find in the house that is only one color. Tell her the name of the color and then ask her if she can think of other things that are the same color. Write down all of her answers. Take … Continue reading The Color Song – A Brainstorming, Song Rewriting Activity
Stoplight Conductor is a great music therapy game with lots of real world benefits! Stoplight Conductor gives children a an opportunity to practice leadership skills, enjoy a cooperative music experience, increase focus and attention span, practice following directions, and improve manual dexterity. For very young children it is also good practice recognizing, naming and associating … Continue reading Stoplight Conductor
A Music Therapy Activity to Increase Auditory Perception To increase directional auditory perception, problem solving and memory skills try playing Find That Sound with your child. Have your child cover his ears, close his eyes and sing a song that he knows, like the alphabet song. Hide an object that makes noise such as a … Continue reading Find That Sound!
Music is an essential part of the human condition. The need to make and listen to music, like speech, is part of human biology. Music is found in all cultures, both primitive and civilized through out all of history. Music possesses certain physical, scientifically definable qualities that make it particularly useful as a treatment modality … Continue reading Why Music?
To encourage listening, auditory perception and direction following skills, try these neat music therapy activities, echo clapping and echo singing. Echo Clapping Clap a simple pattern. For very small children, it may be as simple as clapping three times nice and evenly. You clap and then see if your child can imitate. After that you try … Continue reading Echo Clapping and Echo Singing
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