Singalingalong is a collection of songs for children. Originally written for children with communication challenges in the Music Express programme at blueballoon Health Services, this is a high energy, fun, and interactive cd. Each song has a clinical focus, whether it's to encourage vocal sounds, promote fine motor skills, or target language development. Ideal for parents, teachers, therapists, and most of all, kids! Available at all blueballoon Health Services sites, as well as online.
Producers: Noreen Donnell, Kim Pace, Joe Shuker. Composers: Noreen Donnell, Robert Harris, Michelle Lepage Robinson, Anne Fay, Linda Chan. Recorded at: 2RL Studios, Winona, ON. Vocalists: Robert Harris, Adrienne Pringle, Sara Klinck, Lauren Murray, Sarah Dykeman. Children’s Chorus: Benjamin Donnell, Cameron Dyck, Ethan Froats, Ciara Heath, Megan Hughes, Bailey Pringle. Musicians: Joe Shuker, Noreen Donnell, Robert Harris, Jon Van Geest, Tim Hart. CD Cover Illustration and Artwork: Hans Saefko.
Enhance Your Child's Communication through Music!
Each song was developed within the MusicExpress! Program – an intensive and proven-effective intervention group for children with developmental delays and communication challenges.
Complete Track Listing
1. Hello and Welcome 2. Who What When Where Why? 3. Shaker Song 4. Let’s Play the Guitar 5. Copycat Conga 6. Movement Boogie 7. The Salad Song 8. Instrument Choice Song 9. Let’s Play Our Instruments 10. The Turn Goes Around 11. Instruments Away 12. What’s Next? 13. Bells and Drum 14. Roll the Ball 15. Rain Song 16. Rainbow 17. Bubbles 18. Get up, March out 19. Goodby
The Reviews Are In!
Singalingalong is a wonderful CD and therapeutic tool for Music Therapists and Educators. The catchy words and music are motivational and fun. I dare you not to sing-a-long and move to the music while listening to it, it is sure to put a smile on your face. As a therapist and owner of Music Therapy Suite, I recommend this CD to all of my young clients and their families.
Sandy Pelley, BMT, MTA, BA – owner of Creative Music Therapy Solutions Inc., and Music Therapy Suite.
The songs on this CD have been developed specifically for Adrian and other friends from Music Express, with all of their needs in mind. But more than that, it is just plain fun! At first, Adrian would learn the words in his head, but was not able to get them out. Gradually, he began verbalizing along with the recordings, although a few words behind. Now he ‘races ‘ the CD to try and beat it! When you listen to it you cannot help but clap, dance and ‘singalingalong’ . This is so much more than a CD; it's a joy and it is love! As the parent of a child who has been in speech therapy for 18 years, this is a delight.
Singalingalong is a CD of original children’s songs written by music therapists. Composing original music for music therapy enhances and motivates the therapeutic process in a more meaningful way than the standard children’s repertoire. Taking songs and ideas from music therapy sessions, then polishing and tailoring them for this CD is the inspiration for this recording. On this CD you will find many activities, both musical and non-musical, that can be used for children of all ages and in many different situations both educational and therapeutic.
The quality of the recordings and the inventiveness of the composers and performers conspire to producing a CD that is both creative and innovative. These songs are fun and yet have aims behind them that will assist in all levels of learning. Parents can use these songs to engage with their children, therapists can use them practically in sessions and day care centers/nurseries can use them in their ongoing music sessions.
This is a welcome CD adding to the literature of children’s songs. It is creative, original and highly motivating for children of all ages.
Dr. Colin Andrew Lee Director and Professor of Music Therapy Wilfrid Laurier University
Dr. Colin Lee, Head of the Music Therapy Program, received a PhD from City University, London, England. Following piano studies at the Nordwestdeutsche Musikakademie, Detmold, Germany, he earned a Postgraduate Diploma in music therapy from the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Center, London, England, where he also studied composition. Lee has extensive clinical and supervisory experience and is an active researcher in the areas of learning disabilities, mental health, adolescents, HIV and AIDS, palliative care, and autism. His books include Music ad the Edge: The Music Therapy Experiences of a Musician With AIDS, and The Architecture of Aesthetic Music Therapy. He edited the first qualitative research edition of the Journal of Music Therapy.