Music to spark a better life for older adults and preschoolers


Telling Stories

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When my clients make me think, it gets me excited. This past week, a conversation started at an assisted living facility on stories told by songs. There are so many songs that tell stories, so the question became which to recommend. Once I was home from the session, I through the topic out to Twitterverse and received responses from Kat Fulton, Rachelle Norman, Carolyn D., and Carol Costantino. Thank you ladies!

This list of songs is from these ladies along with a few of my own. Songs will likely appeal older adults – 65+ in age. Where possible, I’ve linked to a recording on YouTube for easy of use by caregivers and seniors who wish to listen.

All of these have the makings of discussion starters. If you use any of these story songs to facilitate a group, please share the response you have to them. Love this idea but work with young children? No problem, I’ll soon have a list for this group & inter-generational groups very soon.

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Comments on: "Story Songs for Older Adults" (2)

  1. Janet LaRue said:

    What a nice group of songs. I’m looking forward to your post of songs for young children. Thanks!

    • Thanks Janet! While you are waiting for the list check out the Singable Stories I have posted. Many are great books to go with familiar songs.

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