Janet Stephens

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.

 

A family who's daughter has Down syndrome and is getting ready for third heart surgery Down syndrome awareness

Celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Music and Movement Win for Down Syndrome Awareness! October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and the custom here at Bear Paw Creek is to donate 10% of all sales in October to a Down syndrome-related cause! This year we are excited to introduce you to …

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DiscoverDance and Bear Paw Creek Collaboration Early Dance Movement Props

DiscoverDance Movement Prop Addition and Learning Opportunity

DiscoverDance Movement Prop Addition and Learning Opportunity Awhile ago I got connected with Andrea over at DiscoverDance Early Childhood Dance Education.  This connections brought her jeweled colors to the stretchy band, scarves, bean bags, and balloon ball. Today I added the connect-a-stretchy band and some …

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Best Four Inch Bean Bags Childhood Play Therapy Librarians Parents

12 Ideas to Reimagine Teaching with Beanbags

12 Ideas to Reimagine Teaching with Beanbags Fresh ideas for using bean bags this fall in the music room or choral rehearsal. As summer vacation draws to a close, it is always fun to get some fresh ideas for the beginning of the school year.  …

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Back to School Giveaway Books Music Creative Movement 2019

Bear Paw Creek Creative Movement Literacy Lesson Plans Back to School Giveaway 2019

Bear Paw Creek Back to School Giveaway 2019 It’s back to school time and time for our 5th annual Back to School Giveaway and SALE!  All month long there will be discounts and a giveaway that is worth over $400! August 1 -7 20% off …

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Four Inch Bean Bag Hop Song Listen Learn Music Movement Children

Hop Song Musical Movement with Bean Bags

Bean Bag Hop Song with Bean Bags I just love it when someone shares a lesson plan, activity, pictures, videos, or songs using Bear Paw Creek products! This time Rachel over at Listen Learn Music has written a new musical movement song to use with …

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Music with Mar and Bear Paw Creek Giveaway 2019

Music with Mar Giveaway and Movement Activities with Bear Paw Creek Props

Movement Activities Music With Mar Creative Products I am excited to share our first giveaway of 2019!  Can you believe how fast this year is flying by already? I’ve been connect with Mar for several years now and love the music she has produced to …

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Teaching Your Child How to Calm Down

4 Easy Ways to Teach Your Child to Calm Down Quickly Prevent Future Tantrums

4 Simple Ways to Teach Your Child How to Calm Down & Managing Their Emotions Are you tired of turning on the news and being bombarded with stories about violence? Psychologists hope that if children learn how to manage their emotions at a young age, …

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Children Music Network and Barefoot Books Fundraiser

Children’s Music Network Fundraiser with Barefoot Books

Add Title of Children’s Music Network Fundraiser with Barefoot Books I am excited to share that I am hosting my first Barefoot Books Online Event!  10% of sales will go directly back to Children’s Music Network.  Make sure to shop with this link to get …

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Pumpkin Jack Early Education Pre K Teachers Alphabet Learning

Teach Children the Alphabet with Pumpkins

Celebrate fall by teaching your child a variety of skills using pumpkins! This simple activity teaches children how to identify uppercase and lowercase letters using items you have at home (or in the classroom) along with a pumpkin.

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