Halloween-Themed Attention & Perception Training Exercises


"Halloween-themed attention & perception training exercises." Kind of a mouthful, isn't it? That'a just a fancy way of saying that we're going to use Halloween songs to work on attention and perception skills (like listening and following directions). Here's an idea that can be used with clients of all ages: Play a spooky Halloween song [...]

Halloween-Themed Attention & Perception Training Exercises2019-10-17T12:43:37+00:00

A Camping We Will Go…With Our Senses


I just returned home from a lovely trip to Boston with my little one for a family get together. The weather was beyond beautiful and we enjoyed some delicious BBQs in the backyard. Now that I'm home, I'm ready to wrap up the little camping series I started two weeks ago. You can catch up [...]

A Camping We Will Go…With Our Senses2018-07-20T23:51:27+00:00

A Camping We Will Go…Some More!


Last week, I shared a post on a Camping Theme I'm working on with my K-5 students in music therapy. We started off with a camping hello song while looking at pictures in the book "Down By the River." Then, we roasted marshmallows over a campfire of red, orange and yellow scarves in a drum, [...]

A Camping We Will Go…Some More!2018-07-20T23:52:14+00:00

A Camping We Will Go


I've recently been beefing up my arsenal of activities for the school-age population (grades K-5). Two years ago I started working at a school for children with special needs, and it's been a great exercise in creativity for me! I have lots of ideas for working with children and teens, but not many that are [...]

A Camping We Will Go2018-07-20T23:53:10+00:00

Themed Session Plans: The Key To Unlocking Your Creativity


If you're a regular here at the Wholesome Harmonies blog, you know I LOVE a good themed session plan. We're getting to that time of year when theme ideas abound: there's Harvest, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Wintertime. I love all of it! I find that when planning for my sessions, starting with a theme [...]

Themed Session Plans: The Key To Unlocking Your Creativity2016-09-27T19:35:03+00:00

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Halloween Theme


My favorite season is upon us: Fall! The past few days here in Miami have been beautiful. The temperatures have cooled to the low 80s (ha!) and there's been a nice breeze blowing throughout the day. I'll take what I can get! Despite the warm temps, I love to bring as much of the seasonal [...]

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Halloween Theme2019-09-26T14:36:27+00:00

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Apples, Apples, Everywhere!


It's Fall Ya'll! I just returned from a two week road trip with my husband and 15-month-old (she did great!) We drove from Miami, FL up to Fayetteville, NC, then to Silver Spring, MD, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Richmond, VA, and Hot Springs, NC (where there was no cell service or wifi; it was lovely!!). Then, [...]

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Apples, Apples, Everywhere!2019-09-26T15:01:54+00:00

“I Like to Go to the Beach!” – A Multisensory Experience


Multisensory Stimulation I recently got back from vacation in beautiful Naples with my boyfriend. This trip inspired me to do a post on one of my favorite themes for my summer music therapy sessions - a Trip to the Beach! I have used this session plan for  groups of children on the autism spectrum and [...]

“I Like to Go to the Beach!” – A Multisensory Experience2019-10-12T20:43:35+00:00