Xylophone Fun Song for Fall This is a simple yet fun song for fall. This song is a FREE DOWNLOAD to be used with the Xylophone Fun Curriculum. If you already have the curriculum you can grab this freebie and get playing! If you aren’t sure what the curriculum is head over to the Xylophone… Read More Come Said the Leaves
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!
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
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
Today I’d like to feature another favorite resource of mine: Singable Stories! These are great for parents and kids to do together. While you are sitting down together to read books, why not have some that you can sing too? Benefits of singing books: Bonding with your child Encouraging language development Encouraging music development Tapping… Read More Singable Stories
Introducing a new resource for parents, teachers, and therapists! 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… Read More ANNOUNCEMENT: Release of Xylophone Fun
One of my favorite activities to include in a music session is a Book and CD, or an illustrated book that comes with a CD. Well done Books and CDs have not only beautifully recorded music but beautifully illustrated pictures to make the songs come alive. In a previous post I mentioned my love of… Read More My Favorite Books and Cds
Several of my clients’ parents have been asking for a list of apps for the iPad. Here is a list of a few that I recommend, most of which are free: My Current Favorite: Young Music Genius – learn about instruments and composers, play instrument game where you hear an instrument and guess from 4… Read More Recommended Apps for Kids
Some of my favorite books to are these Books with CDs from Barefoot Books! The music is great, the illustrations are beautiful, and the kids love them! Creepy Crawly Calypso introduces different instruments, different insects, and also counting numbers. Animal Boogie introduces various animals of the jungle, fun movements and sounds, and is… Read More Barefoot Books – Sing-a-long Books with CD
Are you looking for quality instruments for your kids or your classroom? Some of my favorite instruments are made by Remo, Basic Beat, and Hohner Kids. You can find all of these at westmusic.com! Remo makes bright, colorful instruments like the Lollipop Drum and Remo Kids Drums with a rainforest theme. … Read More Looking for quality instruments?
Kids love to dance, and they love dancing with grownups even more! This is a great way to spend a few minutes bonding with your kids, and they’ll love it! You may even find you’ll love it too! Let loose and enjoy as your body relaxes and gives into the rhythm of the music.… Read More Grab a scarf and dance!