Today is an exciting day! Wholesome Harmonies, LLC has been expanding the services we provide beyond just music therapy and music lessons (although that is quite enough on it’s own!) We now offer Rockin’ and Readin’ programs at local libraries, music therapy groups through the Down Syndrome Association, ukulele lessons, and music at birthday parties. Now we can add Toddler Rock to that list!

This afternoon, I’ll be off to Miami Beach to lead our very first Toddler Rock session. Toddler Rock is a mommy & me group where I’ll be using developmentally appropriate songs and activities to encourage interaction between mommy and toddler and to work on basic developmental skills.

Toddlers will explore instruments, scarves, shakers, singing, and movement to music to work on growth in the areas of social, communication, physical, and emotional development. All the songs I use are original and I’ll be using live musical accompaniment on guitar, keyboard, and omnichord. It’s going to be a rockin’ time!

What do these sessions look like? Here are the activities I have lined up for today:

1) Hello Song

2) Movement to music (patting, clapping, and tapping on various body parts)

3) Peek-a-book with scarves

4) Book ‘n Song: “Ten Little Fingers”

5) Shaker Song

6) Tickling/Kissing/Rocking with Mommy song

7) Dance song

8) Goodbye Song

It will be a session filled with music and hopefully lots of laughter and giggles! I can’t wait!

Action time: I’d love to hear from YOU – leave a comment below and let us know your one favorite activity to use during Mommy & me groups . Care to share?