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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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The Last Five Years (minus Cathy and Jamie)

The Last Five Years (minus Cathy and Jamie) My music therapy story started not too long ago! I began studying music therapy in 2012 at Acadia University and became a certified music therapist in 2017. At the time of writing this blog post, I am …

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Unique Mini Music Therapist Doll Set Ukulele Kids Club and Bear Paw Creek(1)

Miss Kathy the Music Therapist Doll with Miniatures Fundraiser

Miss Kathy the Music Therapist Doll with Miniatures Fundraiser Anyone that follows Bear Paw Creek, knows that I have been creating and crafting ever since I was a young child.  While I enjoy my Bear Paw Creek sewing,  I often have what I call a …

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Unique Dance Therapy Prop Movement Intergenerational Six Foot Play Parachute for Kids Bear Paw Creek Parents

9 Foot Scarf Canopy and Play Parachute for Kids

9 Foot Scarf Canopy and Play Parachutes for Kids A Finnish composer named Esa-Pekka Salonen once said, “Music has just as much to do with movement and body as it does soul and intellect.” He is right. When we hear music, it’s only natural to …

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Learning Listening Skills With Creative Movement and Dinosaurs

Learning Listening Skills With Creative Movement and Dinosaurs A few years back, I discovered Barefoot Books from music therapist Morgan Sparks.  She shared 5 Great Singable Stories to Engage Your Child and that lead me to learning more about their wonderful products.  We have several …

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Stretchy Band Intergenerational Miss Carole Macaroni Soup Pre K Teachers

Farm-Themed Music and Movement Activities Featuring the Stretchy Band

Farm-Themed Music and Movement Activities Featuring the Stretchy Band Our bestselling stretchy band has everything you need for a fun-filled day of music and movement, from a durable cover to a bounceable finish. Here are some lesson plan ideas for using your stretchy band to …

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Back to School Sale and Giveaway 2021

Annual Back to School Sale and Giveaway 2021 It’s our annual Back to School Sale!  Each year keeps getting better and better.  This year’s giveaway is worth over $700. We are also doing our month long sale!  Starts with 20% of all orders and ends …

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Lynn Kleiner's The Waves Movement Song with the Stretchy Band or Creative Movement Scarves

Lynn Kleiner’s “The Waves” and the Stretchy Band

Lynn Kleiner’s “The Waves” Movement Song with the Stretchy Band A few years ago I took Lynn Keiner’s Music Rhapsody Online Teacher Program Course. I loved it and learned so much! I’m going to share more about her program and also a song to use …

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Music Egg Shakers Multi Sensory Learning Tool for Preschoolers Laurie Berkner Band I Know A Chicken

Music Egg Shakers: Multi Sensory Learning Tool for Preschoolers

Music Egg Shakers: Multi Sensory Learning Tool for Preschoolers While many preschoolers learn the most through play and hands-on activities, using preschool musical instruments will also make a difference in the way that they learn. In this post you will learn about how Nana Carol …

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Children’s Circle Time Train Themed Music Movement Children’s Books

Children’s Circle Time Train Themed Music Movement Do you have a child that loves trains?  I have always had a special love of trains that started with my Dad’s Lionel train set he would set up in our basement.  I also enjoyed going to train …

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Arts integration is an APPROACH to TEACHING in which students construct and demonstrate UNDERSTANDING through an ART FORM

Why Arts Integration?

Why Arts Integration? Have you heard about Arts integration?  It’s “all the rage” these days.  So what’s all the fuss about?  Before we get into the deets, let’s talk about what arts integration is. The Kennedy Center’s CETA Program (Changing Education Through the Arts) has …

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