Music to spark a better life for older adults and preschoolers


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Some books are created from children’s songs like “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.  Others lend themselves to adding songs – like Sr. Seuss’s “Many Colored Day”.   In an upcoming blog, I’ll share how I added instruments to “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” in a recent intergenerational group.

And, there are those that…well, see for yourself.

What are your favorite children’s books that are set to songs or can be set to song?  A few of my music therapy friends and I are compiling a list.  We’d love your thoughts.  Be sure and let us in on the tunes the stories use.

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Comments on: "Looking for Musical Books" (6)

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  3. Here are a few books people have shared on Twitter:
    “Giraffes Can’t Dance”, “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” (chant), “Old MacDonald Has A Woodshop”, “Animal Boogie”, “Jazz Fly” (w/CD!), “10 In A Bed” (Anne Geddes version),”Miss Mary Mack”, “Charlie Parker Played Be Bop” (chant it), & “Down by the Bay”.

    Add your books to the list!

  4. Another Twitter share: Silly Sally book, sung to Skip to my Lou.

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