Good Evening Friends!
Catherine and Kerry, thank you so much for such an informative interview! It was wonderful to read through your approach to music therapy within the Early Childhood population. I really like how instead of providing a song list, you identified 4 broad types of songs that work well with the Early Childhood population.
The song that I chose to cover for this week is one of my own composition. I call it “The Swamp Song!” It’s a novel song to use with a group, and does have movements that go along with it! Click on the “Procedure” link above to be taken to a Google Doc with the lyrics.
This song provides randomized turns, these can help with goals related to self-regulation and turn taking. Additionally, as there is a steadily increasing tempo throughout each turn, which can aid with goals associated with gross motor function.
Let me know if you end up using The Swamp Song! And, of course, please let us know if you have any songs that you LOVE to use with this population!