Book ‘n Song

Rockin’ & Readin’ At The Library


In addition to the music therapy services and adapted lessons we offer to children and teens with special needs, there's another side of my business that I love: our developmental music classes. We've been working together with the Miami-Dade Public Library System since 2010 to offer these early childhood music classes at library branches throughout [...]

Rockin’ & Readin’ At The Library2020-01-28T15:39:17+00:00

Halloween Intervention Roundup


Halloween is approaching and I don't know about you, but I am loving coming up with my session plans this month. If you've read my blog posts in the past, you know I love a good themed session plan. Halloween is especially fun because there are so many interesting characters to incorporate (witches, ghosts, and goblins), themes to [...]

Halloween Intervention Roundup2016-10-19T15:20:31+00:00

Need More Beach Theme Ideas?


I don't know about you, but I'm not ready to put my summer session plans away just yet! I love using my uke and singing about relaxing days at the beach. There are so many creative ways to design sensory, cognitive, and movement activities around a beach theme (click here to check out some of those [...]

Need More Beach Theme Ideas?2016-10-23T18:45:33+00:00

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Halloween Books & Ideas


It's no secret that I love Fall and I love Halloween. I find that there's something about the season and holidays that sparks my creativity for planning new ideas. Since I lead many sessions at our local library branches, I'm always looking for books to incorporate into my sessions. Here are links to videos where [...]

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Halloween Books & Ideas2019-09-26T18:45:00+00:00

Have You Signed Up To Receive This Free Resource Yet?


I’ve been on a library kick the past few weeks. I’ve been having an amazing time planning for my sessions at the library, which include baby and toddler classes and Rockin’ & Readin’ sessions for children of all abilities, including those with special needs. If you lead sessions at the library or if you want [...]

Have You Signed Up To Receive This Free Resource Yet?2015-07-29T15:21:42+00:00

New Book ‘n Songs To Add To Your Collection


I just got back from taking Brooke, my little one, to story time and our local library and let me tell you, she loves it! Now that she's one, everything is more fun. She's getting into the movements of each song and she's very observant of the librarians when they read. I lead baby and toddler developmental music classes at library [...]

New Book ‘n Songs To Add To Your Collection2018-07-24T18:33:00+00:00

Create Your Own Book ‘n Songs


Ever since my Rockin' and Readin' at the Library program started back up in August, I've been thinking a LOT about singable stories, or as I like to call them Book 'n Songs. Because these sessions take place at the library, many of the interventions target early literacy skills. We work on letter identification, rhyming words, [...]

Create Your Own Book ‘n Songs2015-07-29T15:12:44+00:00

You Can Use A Maraca For That?


I love when my clients inspire me and give me new ideas for interventions during my music therapy sessions. This happened a few weeks ago and I've been using the idea ever since. One little guy I work with individually loves book and songs. I use this type of musical experience to work on expressive language, [...]

You Can Use A Maraca For That?2013-02-20T16:48:51+00:00

Book ‘n Song: “Big Pumpkin”


I hope you had a wonderful Halloween last week! We sure enjoyed celebrating with the children at Early Beginnings Academy. We started off the week with a Book 'n Song: "Nightsong," a beautiful story about a bat going off into the world to find his way (watch the video to see!) If you would like the [...]

Book ‘n Song: “Big Pumpkin”2019-10-14T12:28:38+00:00

A Special Book ‘n Song for Halloween: “Nightsong”


Happy Halloweenweek! I am blogging one day earlier than usual so I can share a special video with you. This Halloween at Early Beginnings Academy, we decided to do something a little different for the children. Our director, Yvonne, read a story called "Nightsong" by Ari Berk to the children. I accompanied her with a [...]

A Special Book ‘n Song for Halloween: “Nightsong”2019-09-26T18:45:48+00:00