Look, Look…Take a Look!

2016-07-19T19:51:44+00:00April 24th, 2012|

When I come up with new activities for my sessions at UCP's Early Beginnings Academy, I often consult the teacher's lesson plans. Not only do they give me lots of great ideas for new song topics, but it ensures that my sessions are directly lining up with and supporting the classroom curriculum. This week, some [...]

Days of the Week

2015-07-19T15:02:45+00:00March 9th, 2012|

"Every week had 7 days, every week has 7 days!" The 'Days of the Week' Song is often heard being sung through the hallways of UCP's Early Beginnings Academy. For my preschool and Kindergarten children, this song teaches some very important concepts: - Every week has 7 days - The names of the days of the week [...]

Today is Brought to You by the Letter…M!

2016-07-19T19:54:18+00:00October 5th, 2011|

Letter songs are always a hit with my children at UCP's Early Beginnings Academy. Learning the alphabet and recognizing letters are a huge topic for any preschooler or kindergartener! The teachers at Early Beginnings use a program called BELL (Building Early Language and Literacy) to teach phonological awareness, letter recognition, print awareness, and reading skills. I [...]

Target Dollar Section = Hidden Goldmine

2011-07-27T20:47:50+00:00July 27th, 2011|

I have been SO excited to write this blog post! A few weeks ago, I took a trip to Target and as always came face to face with the Dollar Section. This is extremely well planned out on Target's part, because before you can get to any other section of the store, you must pass [...]

Favorite Resources for Addressing…Academic Concepts

2016-03-02T19:18:59+00:00July 23rd, 2011|

I love being a music therapist for children with special needs. One of the main reasons is that I have the opportunity to create fun, educationally relevant songs and interventions. The administrators and teachers at UCP love that I am able to support the curriculum by creating songs that target specific academic concepts and are catchy and easy to memorize. I've [...]

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