St. Paddy’s Day Session Ideas

2023-03-09T19:13:58+00:00March 5th, 2014|

St. Paddy's Day is almost here! I am very excited - I always love having a holiday that I can use as a theme to base my sessions around. What could be more creatively stimulating than a holiday filled with leprechauns, rainbows, and shamrocks? Today I'm going to share some ideas I have for my [...]

Halloween is Coming…Are You Ready for Some Sensory Ideas?

2019-09-28T18:41:32+00:00October 16th, 2013|

I have to say that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! Although it's usually still pretty hot and sticky here in Miami, I always enjoy singing songs about pumpkins, ghosts, and goblins. Last year I shared two videos of special Halloween singable stories: "Big Pumpkin" and "Nightsong" (these were a little different than my usual [...]

A Look Back and a Look Forward: Happy New Year!

2013-01-02T02:54:05+00:00January 2nd, 2013|

Remember me?! Sorry for being MIA. I’ve been enjoying a fabulous winter vacation and got unintentionally “unplugged” in West Virgina when I found out there was no Internet service where we were staying! But here I am ready to crank out my very first blog post of the year for you. I want to take a [...]

UCP Holiday Spectacular 2012

2023-12-08T20:21:01+00:00December 15th, 2012|

Today it's a rainy morning in Miami. I can't help but think that if we were up north, that precipitation would be snow! Luckily my fiancé and I will be spending the holidays visiting family in MD, VA, and WV, so I'm crossing my fingers for a little of the white stuff! Despite the mild [...]

More LOVE-ly Ideas for Valentine’s Day

2023-02-11T14:38:14+00:00February 12th, 2012|

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Over the past few days, I've shared a few of my favorite V-Day themed interventions. In today's blog post, I'd like to share the V-Day session plan I created for my tween and teen sessions. 1. Valentine's Day BINGO 2. Instrument Playing to "Love Story" by Taylor Swift * (a [...]

Put a Little Love in Your Heart!

2023-02-11T14:52:00+00:00February 7th, 2012|

Love is in the air! I'll admit that I am a big holiday person. Now that Valentine's Day is around the corner, I'm excited to be implementing my themed activities for this holiday of love. (Too cheesy?) My previous post was about Valentine's BINGO, a musical game I use with my tween and teen clients. Be [...]

Musical Games ~ Valentine’s Day BINGO

2023-02-11T14:58:10+00:00February 4th, 2012|

I am a BIG fan of using musical games in my music therapy session. I use these games to facilitate social interaction and work on group cohesion with my school-age and teen clients. Today's post is about one of my favorite creations...Valentine's Day BINGO (aka HEART)! Here's how it works: 1. CREATE First, create various [...]

Fa, la, la, la, la!!!

2015-04-07T22:23:26+00:00December 12th, 2011|

Friday was a fantastic day - we took a group of our best singers around UCP to Christmas carol! This was a first time event, so yay! I emailed all the employees who have offices in UCP (i.e. Human Resources, Nursing, etc.) and asked them to leave their doors open so the children could serenade them [...]

Showtime! Our Halloween Musical Debut

2019-09-28T18:34:33+00:00November 12th, 2011|

Tuesday November 8th was opening day for our Halloween Musical, entitled "In the Woods." Many of our parents, grandparents, and family members showed up to support the children (and take lots and lots...and LOTS of pictures). I have never been so proud of my children! They were fabulous! To catch up, check out The Making [...]

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