Music Therapy plays a significant role in the development of children with special needs. Here’s how it helped “ignite” the brain of a little boy with Down syndrome. During a trial session a mother of a young boy with Down’s syndrome was skeptical about pursuing music therapy services. Having a background in special education, she..
Does your child struggle to get words out? Do they know what they want to say but can’t form the words? Perhaps this will help. Kids develop speech in a fairly predictable manner, with certain milestones being considered “typical” at certain ages. For example, most babies at 7-9 months may produce more varied sounds such..
For kids who have a hard time hearing and responding when you give them directions, adding a little music or rhythm can help increase the likelihood that they will hear and understand. It’s important to think of the process of kids “following directions” as involving at least two components. The child hears and understands the..
Want to create more music at home with your child? Here are our Top 5 favorite instruments for quick at-home play, most of which are $8 or less! Often times people wonder, “what can I do to incorporate music at home?”. Although music therapy is usually only once a week, incorporating music throughout your week..
Colors become a lot of fun to learn when they’re part of a song! Check out this one to help you as you teach your kids the basics. As you may already know, anything becomes more fun to learn once music is involved. Learning and playing with colors is no exception! I wrote this song..
Speech Therapy and Music Therapy blend together beautifully. Using them in tandem can help children make significant progress! I got a call a few months ago from a Speech Therapist who was working with a 3 year old boy with Williams Syndrome. He was nonverbal and had frequent meltdowns during speech therapy, making it difficult..
If you’ve ever wondered whether it would be worth the effort to get your child involved in music therapy, wonder no more! This quiz is designed to assess the potential benefits of music therapy for your child based on the following: The needs of your unique child How much your child is drawn to music..
Bringing your child to an early childhood music class is like opening a door to a new world of opportunity not only for your child, but also for you as a parent. We are all growing together as parents and children, and shared experiences like the ones found in parent-child music classes can have a..
Whether you have a stellar voice or not, your child wants you to sing! Learn more about using music at home with your child. If there is one thing I cannot emphasize enough about using music at home in early childhood it’s this–you don’t need to be musical! Many parents hesitate to sing with their children..
Many parents know that it’s important to sing with their baby, but sometimes you just get stuck and don’t know what to sing. Here are some early childhood songs that I love to sing with my 8 month old. Singing is a fantastic way to not only bond with your baby, but to help them..