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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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Making Music as a Family

Making Music as a Family Musical instruments have always helped to instill a sense of rhythm in a child, but did you knowthat they also help to cultivate social skills? When used in tandem with play, musical instrumentshelp encourage skills like collaboration and taking turns. …

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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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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

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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Children's Music and Movement Activities for Valentines Day from Bear Paw Creek Music and Movement Products

Children’s Music and Movement Activities for Valentines Day

Children’s Music and Movement Activities for Valentines Day Valentine’s Day inspires many different children’s music and movement activities ideal for the classroom and at home. With the nature of the holiday being love and kindness, this presents the perfect opportunity to share some love in …

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Dr. Robert Amchin Orff Method Stretchy Band Music Education Teachers

Robert Amchin and the Stretchy Band

Dr. Robert Amchin Showcases the Stretchy Band, Creative Movement, Orff Method I’m always on the look for music and movement activities to share with you and a few years ago I came across a video by  Dr. Robert Amchin with the stretchy band.  Since that …

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