Although I have a storehouse of session ideas (especially when it comes to Fall!), I always like to keep things fresh and bring in new musical experiences for my clients.
My mom recently sent a book in the mail for my daughters (who are ages 2 and 4) and they love it, but as soon as I saw it (and read it) I knew it would be PERFECT for my music therapy sessions.
The book is called “The Leaves Are Falling One By One” by Steve Metzger.
You can sing the book to the tune of “The Ants Go Marching One By One.”
This singable book is great for working on the following goals:
- Expressive language (sing “Hurrah! Hurrah!” or the entire song)
- Math skills (counting 1-10)
- Motor skills (wiggle fingers and move arms up then slowly down to simulate leaves falling; or use scarves!)
You can also bring in leaves (real or fake) and use them for counting throughout the story. I think your clients will enjoy this singable book as much as mine have!
BTW – will I see you at conference in Dallas next week? I hope so!