Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Devlop social skills with music

I found a wonderful resource that I wanted to share - Dr. Mac Music. These songs have been proven in research to help kids overcome fears (volume 1), be kinder, be more encouraging of other kids and be happier. That's what I call powerful music!

Think about how you can still sing the ABCs easily after all of these years. Dr. Mac uses the same idea, that music is an easy way to learn, and applies that to social skills. Even just playing the music in the background has been shown to make a difference in kids social skills. When kids get upset, or are having a hard time, they are known to say the lyrics to themselves to help themselves cool down, and make good choices.

You can listen to free samples of the songs on the website. What a great resource!

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