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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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Chiffon Scarves for Early Childhood Learning and Play

Chiffon Scarves for Early Childhood Learning and Play Lately, Maddie has been obsessed with her Bear Paw Creek chiffon scarves. She truly plays with them every day. I keep them in the bag Janet sent them in and I hang that bag on a peg …

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Winter Sensory Table Fun Learning and Active Play Lessons for Toddlers

Winter Sensory Integration Activities for Toddlers

Winter Sensory Integration Activities for Toddlers Although we have only seen a dusting of snow, winter has arrived in Massachusetts.  My granddaughter, Maddie, is now 22 months old. Maddie was just a tiny baby last winter, so she doesn’t remember snow, as far as we …

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Wrist Bells Are A Fun Christmas Music Therapy Prop

Wrist Bells Are A Fun Christmas Music Therapy Prop

Wrist Bells Are A Fun Christmas Music Therapy Prop Now that Maddie is 21 months old, she is playing with her bean bags, egg shakers, and bells from Bear Paw Creek more and more often. Winter and Christmas make me think of bells so today …

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Fall Themed Sensory Table With Preschool Song Activities and Books

Fall Themed Sensory Table With Preschool Song Activities and Books

Fall Themed Sensory Table With Preschool Song Activities and Books It’s officially Fall again!  I’ve decorated my house and turned Maddie’s sensory table into a Fall themed table.  I will start out with a confession.  Each time I put together a theme or a sensory …

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Celebrate Summer With the Watermelon Balloon Ball

Celebrate Summer With the Watermelon Balloon Ball Did you know that August 3 is National Watermelon Day? Here are some of my tips for celebrating this day (or any summer day) with music, movement, and a fun watermelon ball from Bear Paw Creek.   So …

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Patriotic Sensory Table Play For Toddlers and Preschool Listening Lessons

Patriotic Sensory Table for Home or Classroom

Patriotic Sensory Table for Home or Classroom Children learn through their senses and a sensory table is filled with materials that help stimulate a child’s senses  It’s easy to create a sensory table for your home or classroom.  When I was a teacher I always …

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