By Kelly Surette
For many students with special needs, music is not just a way in, music is THE way in. Exploring musical activities with your child will bring you closer together and help your child to interact and communicate with you more effectively.
Connecting to your child with special needs through music at home is not only a great way to bond and have fun together, but it builds self-esteem, engages your child with a multisensory medium, and provides an outlet where energy can be released.
Are you looking to engage your child with special needs with music at home? Look no further! Here are five awesome at-home music activities that will activate and inspire the musician in your child, and in YOU!
Additionally, never underestimate the power of your own voice. There is no wrong way to make music with your child! Sing to them, make up songs with them, and be unapologetic. Your child does not care if you sing like Celine Dion or your Uncle Fred. All they care about and understand is the fact that you are present with them and giving them attention and love through music.
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Kelly Surette is the author of Creative Miracles: A Practitioner’s Guide to Adaptive Music Instruction (coming soon.) She is a speaker and adaptive music educator in the New England area. Kelly is dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with special needs and those who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing with multiple disabilities through music. Connect with Kelly at www.kellysurette.com.