Does it feel like Spring where you are?
I’ve been enjoying this year of homeschooling my preschooler (though I’m ready to send her back to in-person school when the time comes!)
We are now in the middle of a Spring theme and have been enjoying some fun Peeps science experiments (you know the one with the microwave right?), egg art projects, and Spring songs.
A lot of the musical ideas that I bring into homeschooling come directly from my music therapy sessions.
Five Little Ducks is one of our favorite singable stories.
Read this post to see how I use one special instrument to capture her attention and the attention of the young children that attend my virtual Rockin’ & Readin’ at the Library sessions. (This one is sure to bring out the giggles, too!)
I also love to incorporate sensory activities into my homeschooling and my music therapy sessions.
Check out this post called So Many Spring Scents.
See you how you can activate the olfactory sense for your sensory learners and make Spring come alive in your sessions. Feel free to use my original song “So Many Scents” to go along with it.
And, take a look at this post about Springtime Sounds.
Use the instrument ideas to work on localization, sound discrimination, or auditory identification. Create a Springtime soundscape or the ever popular musical rainstorm.
I hope the ideas in these posts help get the wheels turning for how you can create a festive Spring-themed session to target multiple domains of functioning.
Or, use them if you’re homeschooling too!
If you need more fresh ideas, I’d love for you to check out the Virtual Music Therapy Session Planning Pack for Spring (the ideas can be used in-person as well).
In the E-Book, you’ll learn creative musical experiences that are easily customized for your clients.
You’ll learn: musical game ideas, instrument activities, and creative movement experiences; how to use listening guides; and some brand new ideas that I’ve created just for my virtual sessions.
Along with the E-Book, you’ll get: beautiful visuals, picture cards, a musical game template, sample listening guide, and sample mini musical bio, as well as a looped hip hop beat MP3. It’s everything you need to implement the ideas in your virtual sessions right away!
Nell Miller, MT-BC calls the E-Book “creative and wonderful” and says “I appreciate your ideas. You’ve helped me think of more varied things to try.”
Ashley Lewis, MM, MT-BC says “I of course love your resources and I think you are brilliant. Your visuals are the best I’ve ever seen! I’m a huge fan of yours and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next because I will be buying it.”
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