This is a collection of songs compiled from my CD series, also sold on EBAY in various forms. The songs will arrive on a single silver Yaiyo Uden CD-R with the words "relaxation songs" written in light marker on the bottom of the CD. The CD will arrive in a blank CD jewel box with no art or other paper/cover in the box. The cost is kept low by the lack of printing and labeling. The CD will be reproduced via the Alesis professional grade duplicator, and as so will sound beyond great. The shipping does cost nearly $3 with $1 added for tracking information.
You will love these songs and so will your young students!
1. The Wolf Cub Song (from the Sing CD)
Children vocalize the “ooh” sound of the wolf.
Children act out the lyrics, and demonstrate an understanding of the concepts involved; open, shake, over, under, up, down, side, and families.
2. Everybody Touch your Head - Full version (from the Sing CD)
Benefits: This song helps children learn various body parts and spatial concepts.
3. Everybody Touch your Head- karaoke (from the Sing CD)
Let's you say what you want to teach!
4. the Caterpillar (from the Move CD)
To stimulate pretending and other higher process thinking skills. To foster focus, bodily relaxation and the concept of slow. To teach about how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. Sometimes our lives can do the same. Making dreams come true.
5. Growl, growl Stomp (from the Move CD)
This song helps with listening and pretending skills, both needed for cognitive development. It also stimulates attention (to the movements of the mother and baby bears,)
as well as auditory anticipation and vocalization of “Grrowl!” The repetitive “growl, growl, stomp!" gives a sense of sequencing and energy/vocal release.
7. Music Time is Over (from the Move CD)
This peacefully ends the listening time.
This song naturally lends itself to swaying, rocking, and holding hands.
Everyone can end on a positive, social, successful, relaxing note.
8. Sharing, Caring, Moving and Growing (from the Mixing CD)
Benefits: This is a relaxing, beautiful song to sing and /or sign to.
Below are some reviews for the actual CD series of 4 separate albums.
Congratulations! Your CD set is a PAL Award winner! I awarded the whole set because I thought they were outstanding in each area you addressed--receptive language, expressive language, auditory discrimination and processing and just having fun singing! You managed to produce a great product for ALL kids with a sensitivity to children with special needs. – Sherry Artemenko MA, SLP-CCC
Feel free to use your winner's review emphasizing the language learning value in your CD's:
The “Move! Sing! Play Along and Learn!” CD series is a treat for parent and child or teacher and class. Margie La Bella’s pleasant, soothing voice is easy to understand as she gently encourages kids to listen and learn through music. As a music therapist and special educator, she has written and produced lively entertaining songs for all kids introducing them to pop, jazz, folk, rap, swing, reggae and world music styles. The first CD in the series, “Move!” focuses on building receptive language skills as kids follow directions to “rub your tummy until the music stops,” follow the “Multi-Step Blues,” or learn concepts in the “Opposite Jam.” Move on to “Sing!” and enjoy vocal play and expressive language as kids learn to follow fun syllables that lead to a song about Mister Monkey or the Leeway Train with related actions to match the rhythm. The “Play!” CD builds auditory discrimination and processing as kids move to the sounds of rhythm instruments and their homemade band–imitating and learning soft/loud, slow/fast, matching movements to representative musical patterns and instruments. Raise your arms up and down to the slide whistle, or stamp your feet to the drum as sounds and directions are combined to build memory. Finally, “Mixing it Up!” combines the lessons learned and gets kids moving, singing and playing because now “I’ve Got the Music In Me.” “Body Rap” is one of my favorites as, “I saw my hands and they started to clap, I thought of my nose and my face started humming, my whole body started to move and my shoulders got in the groove” as movements are added while matched to a body part and rhythmic phrase. So gather the kids around to move to the music and maybe in the middle of all the fun, we’ll produce some good little listeners.
Available at musictherapytunes.com
By Jim Cox
Midwest Book Review
Music therapist and special educator Margaret La Bella presents Move! Sing! Play Along and Learn!, a set of five music CDs for children of all ages, meant to do more than just entertain. Drawing upon pop, jazz, folk, rap, swing, reggae and more styles from around the world, this series encourages children to participate, promoting their development through interaction. "Sing!" consists of action-packed songs with words and simple sentences that children can voice, promoting speech and auditory skills. "Play!" includes songs about movement, body percussion, and the use of simple rhythm instruments, encouraging children to develop their motor and rhythm skills. "Move!" features plenty of action-driven songs about following directions and learning simple physical and motion concepts. "Mixing It Up!" blends singing, movement, body percussion, and the use of simple rhythm instruments into a joyful, interactive whole. And "Sampler" collects two songs from each of the previous four albums into an eclectic medley. The entire series is a choice pick for elementary school libraries, parents, babysitters, and children's parties.
“It integrates well with the general music curriculum, and works great with the inclusion kids.”
“My students ask for it every lesson!” “I keep it in my emergency substitute kit.”
-- Carole Pearce, MS Music Ed.
“Children and parents alike will enjoy Miss Margie’s innovative songs, each one cleverly using a different style of pop music and each one ingeniously orchestrated. From the first note to the last, my kids sang and danced.” -- Christine Bouton, Professional musician and mother of two
“They just want to listen to it constantly…in the car, in the house, in their headphones.
They can’t get enough of it.” -- Mary Ellen Lowery, MOT (mom of two)
“Margie’s lush voice is easy to listen to and her harmonies are fun for kids and adults to sing along with. I’ve got the Music in Me has great sounds and rhythms as do all of her songs whether they are rap, pop, jazz, folk, reggae, swing, or world music. [The title song] is ideal for incorporating “round” singing and rudimentary choreography where each group moves to a melody or harmony line....The sound is very good and the material is excellent.!
--Patricia P. Owner of SR Catalog, Distributor of fine dance and music products
On the first listen my 5 and 9-year old and I were dancing up a storm”
Margie’s music encourages movement and verbal and nonverbal expression, with easy to understand directions (lyrics.) Other songs are very soothing and gentle incorporating types of language concepts necessary during the preschool years.” -Debbie V. SLP Speech and Language Pathologist
“My children love them. They keep playing it over and over. Even my two-year-old
knows all the words.!” -Patricia F. Teacher and mother of two
“Margie combines language with music to produce a valuable educational tool.”
-Jody Anne Koch M.A.CCC-SLP (Speech and Language Pathologist.)
It’s geared to the younger audience, but the music is innovative. The whole family can enjoy it.”
-Bob and Mary Ellen Lowery
“The lyrics are educational in that they challenge children’s comprehension skills. The instrumental tracks address the child’s need to be motivated through movement.”
-Scott Agnew, M.S. Ed., School Psychologist
“My kids play it in the car. They sing all the words and anticipate the movements.
They sing it at the dinner table.” -Rosemary W., O.T.R.
“The kids love it they actually say “Oh, I love that song. I want to do it again! The preschool teachers use it during their circle time. It’s been used throughout the whole interdisciplinary department. I’ve given it as a gift to two special needs kids. Their moms use it to carry over our developmental motor skills program that we started at school. It’s great for my professional work. It’s fun for me to listen to, too; I love it.”
-Molly S., O.T.R. Occupational Therapist.
"Thanks Margie, Definitely spreading the word. I'm a teacher in a special school with children with complex needs. Really enjoy your music and can't wait to share it with the kids."
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Motion songs for the physically Disabled https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/items/edit/812301
Social and Relaxation Songs for kids https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/items/edit/812297
Actions Songs for Listening and Auditory Processing https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/items/edit/812292
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