Tips & Tricks for Smooth Transitions – Part 2

2019-09-17T16:40:40+00:00September 17th, 2019|

Last week, I started a two-part mini-series on the importance of transitions when working with children. Quick refresher: 1) Transitions help children know an activity is ending; 2) They help recap and review; 3) They let children know another activity will be starting; 4) Transitions help reduce challenging behaviors; and 5) They help children feel [...]

Transitioning from Here to There

2011-08-02T02:37:36+00:00August 2nd, 2011|

Transition songs are a very important part of the daily routine for children, both within and outside of the music therapy session. I cannot tell you how many times singing "Everybody Sit Down" in a quiet voice has helped herd rowdy children back to the circle after a movement activity. I hear teachers singing "Clean [...]

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