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Adaptations Add different body parts to the first verse, ending with ‘nose’ to keep the rhyme. Sing about changing tempo instead of body parts (e.g., I can play real fast, I can play real slow).

It’s Your Turn: Teaching Children Social Language Beth McLaughlin, LCAT, MSE, MT-BC Wildwood School Schenectady, New York Description The purpose of It’s Your Turn is to teach young children appropriate social language to use when engaging a peer in turn-taking. Goals to pass instruments to a peer to use appropriate social language Behavior Observation The child will: engage in instrument play/stop playing according to lyrics and musical cues complete the phrase ‘Here ____ it’s your turn’ while passing the instrument to a peer Materials Set of hand percussion (e.g., sticks or maracas) Directions 1. Sit children in a circle. 2. Sing the song and model playing the instrument. 3. At the appropriate point in the song, pass the instrument to the next person in the circle while modeling the appropriate language as per the song lyric.

imagine 5(1), 2014

It’s Your Turn Recorded 2014 by Beth McLaughlin

Note: Song adapted with permission from I Know How it Goes by Elizabeth Schwartz. About the Authors Beth McLaughlin, LCAT, MSE, MT-BC is coordinator of music therapy services and internship director at Wildwood School in Schenectady, New york. She is a regular contributor to imagine and a frequent presenter on music therapy in special education and early childhood. Contact: bmclaughlin@wildwoodprograms.org

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The focus of imagine 2014 is on family-centered practice – a trend taking hold in music therapy circles worldwide. While many practitioners...

imagine 2014  

The focus of imagine 2014 is on family-centered practice – a trend taking hold in music therapy circles worldwide. While many practitioners...