When and how to start layering music into your child’s daily rhythm Many parents would like to include music in their child’s daily rhythm but are not sure when or how to do so. Here are a few insights I’d like to offer you based off of common questions I receive from parents. … Read More Introducing Music Into Your Child’s Daily Rhythm
Xylophone Fun Christmas Edition During my teaching I found a need to create a curriculum for my students to teach them basic music reading skills. Most of my little students were learning to identify and match colors and letters. They were also learning basic reading skills. I found that my students, mostly students with special… Read More Play Simple Christmas Songs with Xylophone Fun
My three year old can spell his name, and his brother’s name. Amazing, I know. I’m amazed! Its actually quite simple however, because I taught him through a song. A very simple song. When I was designing Lucas’ room I decided to make a wall hanging of his name in bold wooden letters. I had… Read More That’s How I Spell My Name
Did you know there are many different ways to use our Xylophone Fun Curriculum (eBooks)? We will be sharing suggestions of different ways to use this great resource. To begin with I thought I’d share with you the different instruments that you can use this curriculum with. Of course I had already mentioned the “Xylophone”… Read More Xylophone Fun Resources
Xylophone Fun eBook Package If you haven’t checked out our curriculum “Xylophone Fun” eBooks for children, be sure to visit our eBooks page to learn more. There are currently four volumes available for purchase: Volumes 1, 2, 3, and our Christmas edition. Each volume introduces slightly more difficult songs and builds on previous… Read More Now Available: Xylophone Fun eBook Package
April is Autism Awareness month and was kicked off on April 2nd with Light it up Blue! People worldwide showed their support by donning blue shirts and ribbons, changing their light bulbs on their houses to blue, and major buildings across the world including the Pyramids, Empire State Building, Sydney Opera House, and more glowed… Read More April is Autism Awareness: Music Therapy with Autism
Autism in Infants The media has been overwhelmed with news of a recent study by UC Davis MIND Institute showing that Early Intervention may be effective in treating infants displaying early signs of autism. Last week the Today Show mentioned this study that showed the effectiveness of early intervention with babies as young as 6 months who were… Read More Early Intervention for Infants Displaying Signs of Autism
The Latest Edition of Xylophone Fun is Here! Volume 3 builds on what was learned in Volumes 1 and 2 with more songs, some slightly more difficult than the previous volumes. Each song is provided with and without lyrics. Providing the lyrics encourages the child to sing along while playing. Now the child is not… Read More Just Released: Xylophone Fun Volume 3
Happy Holidays Everyone! A year ago I created my first online resource: Xylophone Fun eBook which comes in Volumes 1, 2 and Christmas. (Stay tuned for Volume 3.) This is a resource I created to offer a basis for introducing music reading in preparation for beginning piano. Children are able to first match color and… Read More Xylphone Fun Christmas – Updated!
I love the start of the new school year! Its a time for new opportunities, a fresh beginning, and it means that the holidays are right around the corner. For many parents getting kids back to a structured routine is a welcome change. Kids also enjoy getting back to a structured schedule with school and… Read More Back to School
Parents are continually discovering new ways to interact effectively with their children. They go through the ups and downs of realizing that not all of the things they heard from friends or read in books works for their child. They continually have to adapt how to communicate with their kids based on age and circumstances. … Read More Autism and Family Connection: Increasing the Parent-Child Bond with Music Therapy
Happy New Year! I’m so excited for the fresh inspiration 2013 brings and looking forward to getting back to work this week after a wonderful time with family and friends! January is Music Therapy Social Media Advocacy Month and I’ve been reading up on Music Therapy posts and tweets from Music Therapists all across the… Read More Music Therapy Adovcacy Month
Have you and your kids starting baking Christmas cookies? Well, it might be a little early, but if its on your Christmas to-do list why not consider using it as a teaching time? Here is a little song or poem that you can chant about Gingerbread cookies. Here’s what to do: 1. Make some gingerbread… Read More Christmas Cookie Time: Five Gingerbread
Just in time for the holidays – our newest edition of Xylophone Fun! Included in this ebook are visuals, xylophone layout, tips on how to use the resource, links to purchase a xylophone or desk bells, and 7 simple Christmas songs! Songs included are: Bohemian Bell Carol Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Jingle Bells Angels… Read More Do you hear what I hear? Its beginning to sound a lot like Christmas!
Volume 2: Introducing New Songs Does your child love music? Have you thought about introducing your child to piano? Here is a simple method to introduce your child to basic music reading skills that can be later transferred to learning piano. Research shows that music engages both sides of the brain and is very beneficial… Read More Now Available: Xylophone Fun Volume 2