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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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Best Creative Movement Song for Streamers

Best Creative Movement Song for Streamers One of the fun aspects of our creative movement streamers is that they can be used with any type of music. This makes them a versatile movement prop and allows them to be fun for people of all ages. […]

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Building Brains with Music with Music with Mar.

Building Brains with Music by Music with Mar. Did you know Bear Paw Creek was started 23 years ago in the basement of a rental home in Springfield, Missouri?  It has brought more opportunities, fulfillment, and joy to my life than I could have ever […]

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NeuroHealth Music Therapy Motivate Through Music Program for Parkinson’s

Neurological Music Therapy and the Parkinson’s Foundation Working Together Linda Jedrzejek MT-BC, owner of NeuroHealth Music Therapy, has been a long time supporter and friend of Bear Paw Creek.  In fact, one of the first stretchy band song activities we shared was from her suggestion! […]

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Back to School Giveaway Part Two +

Back to School Giveaway Part 2 – Plus a Bonus Sale! We have drawn our winner for the first back to school giveaway and are excited to launch the second one. This is a first for us at Bear Paw Creek since we normally do […]

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Annual Back to School Sale on Music Education Tools and Two Giveaways

Annual Back to School Sale and TWO Giveaways It’s here! Our tenth annual back to school sale! All month long we will be having discounts starting with 20% off and ending with 10% off. It also includes free shipping. Every year we do a giveaway […]

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Music Education Tools with Bow Tie Music

Music Education Tools with Bow Tie Music Back in February I stumbled across a video of our stretchy band in action on Will Doublestein’s  YouTube channel, Bow Tie Music.  Since then I have been watching his enthusiasm for music education and witnessing the joy he […]

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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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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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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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