Addressing Academic Concepts with Kids
In last week’s blog post, I shared about how I’m using any summer “down time” I can find to get a head start on session planning for the Fall.
If you’re in the same frame of mine I am and are need of some musical experiences that address academic concepts with kids, you’re in luck!
Below is a round up of some videos and songs where you can learn how to target specific academic concepts in your music therapy sessions:
Movin’ & Groovin’ in Music Therapy (Part 1) – See how to incorporate movement while teaching shapes.
Movin’ & Groovin’ in Music Therapy (Part 2) – See how to incorporate jumping and stretching to practice -AT Words.
Music Therapy + Cognition – See how multiple academic concepts can be targeted within one original song.
Here is a Song About S – This song allows children the opportunity to practice the ‘S’ sound and identify words that start with the letter ‘S.’
I Like To Eat Ice Cream – This song gives children the chance to practice counting…with scoops of ice cream!
Look, Look Take a Look – A song to teach opposites.
A Body Parts Song for Kids – A song to practice identification of body parts.
Days of the Week – A song to work on days of the week.
The Letter M – This song allows children the opportunity to practice the ‘M’ sound and identify words that start with the letter ‘M.’
I hope these videos and songs give you some fresh ideas and offer inspiration for you to create your own original songs and activities this summer.
Fall will be here before we know it, so let’s get planning!