Now that the official end of summer is imminent, have you started pulling out all your fall faves? Since I create each session plan a month in advance, I was going through my fall songs and writing new ones way back at the beginning of August. Finally being able to put them to use is exciting!
Historically, October is a very fun time to be a music therapist. Children love singing about all things related to Halloween, which is why I keep writing songs on this topic. This year, I pulled out some oldies, gave them a makeover in the way of updated lyrics and brand-new recordings, and added them to the October session plan.
In fact, I had so many ideas and songs to choose from that I’m already planning NEXT October’s lineup. I know I’ll appreciate my foresight (and will probably have forgotten all about it, ha!) when I sit down to work on that a year from now. I’m pretty pumped about this month’s session plan, and I hope you like it, too.
For the month of October, I’m incorporating shakers, scarves, guitar, and plenty of opportunities for addressing fine motor skills, daily living skills, Halloween, and much more.
The October session plan includes 10 goal-based songs (mp3, instrumental track, lyrics/chords) along with a facilitation guide for each song, which will allow you to implement a cohesive 30-45 minute music experience. Grab it for yourself for just $10.