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Music Therapy Activities for the Holidays

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This music therapy video illustrates the following:

  • Tapping Little Elf is a great song for using rhythm sticks to address gross motor skills such as crossing mid-line, bilateral coordination and increasing shoulder stability and strength
  • Little Jingle Mouse is a fun song that uses jingle bells to work on therapeutic goals such as bilateral coordination, increasing shoulder stability and strength, and range of motion
  • Be silly and dramatic to make these activities even more motivating
  • Be creative with using instruments to address a variety of occupational and physical therapy goals

To read a transcription of this music therapy video, please click here.

Ryan Judd is a board certified music therapist. He has a master's degree in Music Therapy and a bachelor's degree in Psychology, with an emphasis on Child Development. He has been working as a music therapist with children with special needs for more than 16 years. In addition to working one on one with clients, Ryan also leads groups focused on the development of social skills.  His services are available in Southern New Hampshire, Northern Massachussets and Southern Maine.  He lives in the Seacoast region with his wife who is a 1st grade teacher.


  • Wanda Tuesday, 18 December 2012

    I love therapeutic musical and dance activities that engage those that need
    Motivating and our hand over hand assistance!

  • Ryan Friday, 11 January 2013

    Hi Wanda, thank you for the comment! I am glad that you liked the post. I hope you had the chance to try these songs out over the holidays.


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