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Our Blog on Creative Music and Movement Products

Since 2000, Bear Paw Creek has been designing and manufacturing creative movement props, bags and totes for instruments.  We hope our blog will inspire teachers, therapists, and parents as they seek to enrich the live  of others through music and movement.

 

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5 Best Toddler Activities Props For Groups

5 Best Toddler Activities Props For Groups What are the best props for group activities for toddlers? Toddler activities props can make or break any group setting whether it be circle time, movement class, creative dance, or a playgroup. Being ready with the right props …

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Mindfully Using Music, Movement and Manipulatives

Mindfully Using Music, Movement and Manipulatives There are so many fun ‘things’ to use when doing music and movement.  It is one of the reasons I love being a music teacher.  Anyone who works with children should use these tools.  Although it looks like just …

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Top Sensorimotor Development Tools For DIY Sensory Boxes

Top Sensorimotor Development Tools For DIY Sensory Boxes Great Additions For A Fresh Sensory Box To Enhance Sensorimotor Development In Your Home Or Classroom Do you have a kiddo or student who benefits from extra sensory stimulation? Some kiddos can benefit greatly from a quiet, …

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5 Benefits of Sensory Play For Development

5 Benefits Of Sensory Play For Development The Benefits Of Sensory Play Are Huge Whether we are talking about a young child or kiddo with a developmental delay sensory play is a huge benefit to their overall development.   Many parents are stunned when they …

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Annual Back to School Sale and Giveaway Movement Music Literacy Also Great for Distance Learning

Annual Back to School Sale and Giveaway Bear Paw Creek is excited to announce it’s 8th annual back to school sale and giveaway! This year is looking to be different for getting back to school and the arts seem to under fire.  We collaborated with …

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How To Successfully Do Toddler Circle Time

How To Successfully Do Toddler Circle Time The thought of circle time with a bunch of busy, wiggly toddlers may sound daunting but the rewards are amazing. What you need is a grab bag of a full proof structure and method along with some great …

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Stretchy Band Music and Movement Activity Ideas With Sing Play Create

Stretchy Band Music and Movement Activities with Sing Play Create Sandra from Sing Play Create is sharing some new stretchy band music and movement activities on her blog for the next few weeks. Sandra has also created a great stretchy band bundle: this resource includes …

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The Benefits Of Music And Movement Activities For Kids

The Benefits Of Music And Movement Activities For Kids How Are Music And Movement Activities Beneficial? The aim of movement activities is to enhance cognitive, physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. It’s documented that music and movement activities stimulate and engage the brain, improve coordination and …

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Streamers and Scarves Movement Songs

Streamers and Scarves Movement Songs Do you use scarves or streamers to teach and facilitate movement?  They are a great prop to have in your toolkit and this blog post is going to share some ideas to get you inspired.  The following list from this …

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