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tour with you where they will see a mountain, rivers, and a canyon. 2. Sing the song and act out “touching the sky,” “flowing rivers,” and “deep canyons.” 3. Use a map with the geographical features, allowing children to visually experience the places as well. 4. Invite children to come up with other places, people, animals, or events to visit in their imagination, and embed their ideas into the song lyrics. Adaptations Encourage children to share their vacation experiences within the song. Take children on a field trip to experience the places, people, animals, or events live.

Riding on a Motorbike: Fostering Imagination Tracey Elliott, MT Student Cleveland State University Cleveland, Ohio Description Imaginative play is necessary for children to learn about nature, people, animals, and events they may not directly experience. The purpose of this song intervention is to help children discover the world that surrounds them through a imaginative motorbike ride. Goals to foster imagination to enhance sharing of ideas with a large group Behavior Observation The child will: participate in imaginative play share ideas for other adventure trips Materials Accompanying instrument (e.g., piano) Map representing mountains, rivers, and canyons Directions 1. Gather children and invite them to go on a discovery

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Riding on a Motorbike Recorded 2016 by Tracey Elliott

About the Author Tracey Elliott is a senior music therapy student at Cleveland State University and wrote this song for the preschool class at Olmsted Early Childhood Center in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. Contact: t.j.elliott@att.net

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imagine 2016  

In this issue, over 70 authors from 12 countries share their dedication and passion for early childhood music therapy with imagine readers....

imagine 2016  

In this issue, over 70 authors from 12 countries share their dedication and passion for early childhood music therapy with imagine readers....