I love my career, first and foremost. For “extracurricular” activities, though, I love creating websites, perusing the latest fonts available and taking design classes for fun. Along with the e-book creation and the INSPIRE! subscription, I also wanted to do something that was more hands-on. Why not create something that music therapists can physically handle and USE in your sessions!?
ENTER: MUSIC THERAPY MAILINGS!
From visuals, to ideas, to packets to use when you’re advocating, to presentation materials, instruments, and office goodies for your private practice…the Music Therapy Mailings box will include a wide variety of these kinds of goodies and deliver them directly to your doorstep EACH MONTH!
Living in Texas has taught me that “winter” is short-lived. Which makes the song I use in sessions, “The 5 Days of Winter”, quite appropriate!
As a secular option for a holiday song to use with your clients, “The 5 Days of Winter” (set to the tune of “The 12 Days of Christmas”) involves the client making choices as to what 5 different items they see, or that are necessary, or even just things that they like in the winter
You could also use this as an opportunity to practice ADLs (Activity of Daily Living skills) to review what items of clothes are necessary when you go outside in cold weather (hat, gloves, boots, etc.).
Here is a shortened example of the song (video used with parent permission):
On the first day of winter, what did I see? A jacket on me
On the 2nd day of winter, what did I see? Two snow boots
Four cups of cocoa
Five Fuzzy sweaters