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Holiday Self Care – 5 Tips!

  December is only one week away! I love the holidays but it can become difficult to balance your day to day of wrapping up loose ends at work before the new year, planning and attending social events, shopping for gifts, and seeing family and friends. Keep in mind all of the mini to-do lists […]

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Five Gingerbread Men

  This intervention is perfect for the holiday season! Who doesn’t want to sing about gingerbread men cookies?! This song touches on many different goals such as impulse control, counting, socialization, participation and taking turns. It is always a hit with younger children especially if you can exaggerate and go over the top with the […]

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CLEAR Music Therapy Newsletter Vol 1. Issue 1.

  The first CLEAR Music Therapy Newsletter issue is out! If you want to be apart of the mailing list please leave a comment with your email address or contact me at julie@clearmusictherapy.com!

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It is Snowing!

I think the snow is finally here to stay! We have been very lucky with just little spurts of it here and there, but I think the time has finally come for winter. I love children’s songs about weather.  Talking about the weather brings up so many different topics to talk about, like activities, what […]

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Happy Halloween

  Halloween has finally arrived and like clockwork we were greeted with snow this morning! Ever since I can remember the first snowfall has always landed on Halloween. This arrival meant that you had one costume for school and one costume to squeeze overtop of your snowsuit while you went trick or treating! I thought […]

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Halloween Stew

  Halloween is landing on a Monday this year which makes for extra celebration on the Friday before, during the weekend and on the day! Here is a simple intervention to encourage participation, impulse control and social interaction. You will need a small to large parachute and scarves.  Spread out the parachute and talk about […]

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I’m a Little Pumpkin

Here is a simple song sung to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot” that you can find different recordings of if you search youtube. Words change here or there but I love this version and I have added simple actions to go along with it! Happy Halloween!   I’m a Little Pumpkin  I’m a […]

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Orange Pumpkin

  During the Halloween season the colours orange and black are everywhere! The song below emphasizes the colour orange but can easily be adapted to any other colour. For this intervention you will need either a collage of different coloured items (tip! google search images “orange items”, “black items”, “red items”, etc!)  or actual tangible […]

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Halloween Songs & Activities

  Hi Everyone! Only 2 more weeks until Halloween! It is such a fun time of year, you get to dress up and eat candy, no matter what age! Over the next two weeks I will be posting my favourite halloween songs, and interventions so be sure to stop by! The first intervention I would […]

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving a little bit earlier than our neighbours down south! The first weekend in October welcomes us with turkey, pumpkin pie & a holiday Monday! I’m sure my fellow Canadians are busy getting their houses prepared for family and figuring out what ingredients they will need for the […]

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