Babies/Toddlers

Dos Manitas, Diez Deditos

    Things sure have been busy around here! My baby is now 10 months old and is cruising all over the place like a champ. It's a lot to keep up with, but she is just so much fun I can hardly stand it! {Check out my guest blog post over at Listen & [...]

Dos Manitas, Diez Deditos2015-05-13T14:36:54+00:00

Criss Cross Applesauce

I used to come into the classrooms at UCP's Early Beginnings Academy and I talk a LOT. "Okay everyone let's sit down in the circle." "Oh you have new shoes - awesome!" "Ok everyone sit down. Stop pulling her hair. Don't pick your nose. Come on let's all sit down!" This year, I am making [...]

Criss Cross Applesauce2013-02-13T13:08:37+00:00

Toddler Rock!

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 [...]

Toddler Rock!2012-09-19T13:48:55+00:00

Hands, Hands

It's a Saturday....errr Sunday Song Share! Yay! As I posted on Facebook, my hubby-to-be and I were looking at wedding venues yesterday, so I didn't have a chance to post a new song release yesterday. But here it is for your listening pleasure...a song about body parts for kids!   Image courtesy of Sura Nualpradid [...]

Hands, Hands2018-07-24T18:37:02+00:00

Get Ready to Sing Your Heart Out!

We have a *newly updated* Songs for Kids web page! There you'll find a variety of my original songs that that can be used in your music therapy sessions or music classes! The songs address a variety of goals and fall under the following domains: Academic, Communication, Move & Groove, Social Skills, and Sense-ational. When you visit the page, [...]

Get Ready to Sing Your Heart Out!2015-04-07T21:40:01+00:00

Sing Your Heart Out: It Is Time To Sing a Song

This week I am on vacation from my job as a music therapist at UCP's Early Beginnings Academy. Yay! But, I'm not off from my work at Wholesome Harmonies! So, I decided this would be a great opportunity to share some new songs with you! Each day this week I will share a new song, [...]

Sing Your Heart Out: It Is Time To Sing a Song2012-04-30T14:49:31+00:00

A Day in the Life of a Music Therapist at UCP

I love my job. I'll just say it. I have been employed full-time as a music therapist at UCP's Early Beginnings Academy since 2006. I remember when I first started the job thinking "This feeling will pass. It will become mundane." But it never did. I still wake up in the morning and am excited [...]

A Day in the Life of a Music Therapist at UCP2012-03-27T12:57:16+00:00

A Body Parts Song for Kids

Today I'd like to share one of my most popular songs, and it's about...BODY PARTS! I use this song frequently with the children I work with who have special needs and it's always a hit.  For older children, you can make the song more complex by using body parts such as: neck, shoulder, back, and [...]

A Body Parts Song for Kids2016-07-19T19:52:50+00:00

Rainbow Streamers

Some of my favorite props to use during my music therapy sessions is my homemade rainbow streamers! An intern of mine had shown me the idea a few years ago and now that I'm seeing them buzzing around Pinterest (my newest obsession!) I decided it was time to spread the word to my blog readers. It [...]

Rainbow Streamers2012-01-20T13:48:13+00:00

Book ‘n Song: “Ten Little Fingers”

Music therapy with the baby and toddler class at UCP is one of my favorite groups of the week. I get to see them meet so many developmental milestones, which is amazing - I feel like a proud mama! Our music therapy sessions focus on the following developmental areas: - Moving to music - Social skills: giving [...]

Book ‘n Song: “Ten Little Fingers”2011-09-18T16:03:28+00:00