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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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Music Memories and Mewsic Moves Glee Choir

Music Memories and Mewsic Moves Glee Choir How did I get going on memory lane?  All because of John Mews of Mewsic Moves fabulous documentary of the glee choir he leads. Take a watch, be inspired, and find your voice! A Trip Down My Musical …

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Top Sensory Integration Activities Chiffon Nursing Home Fabric Wrist Scrunchie Rainbow Chiffon Streamers Let's Play Music

Music Therapy Props Wrist Streamers Review by Linda Jedrzejek, MT-BC, NMT

Music Therapy Props Wrist Streamers Review by Linda Jedrzejek, MT-BC, NMT I was so excited when Linda emailed me to say she was writing a blog post about our movement prop, rainbow wrist streamers. The blog post surpassed my expectations, and the video?  Bonus, bonus, …

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A Moving Child is a Learning Child Music Movement Let's Play Music

A Moving Child is a Learning Child Review

A Moving Child is a Learning Child Review Right before Christmas I stumbled across this video about a book written by Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy called “A Moving Child is a Learning Child.”  I wanted to be sure to share this video and resource …

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Unique Action Songs Lessons Dynamic Movement Connect-a-Stretchy Band Miss Carole MacSoup Librarians

Stretchy Band Movement and Song Activity

Stretchy Band Movement and Song Activity I’m always looking for new movement and song ideas to go with our stretchy band and connect-a-stretchy band.  This song came to mind, and after a little fine tuning from my big sister, here it is! If You’re Happy …

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Stretchy Band Creative Movement Community Library Directors Review

Library Music and Movement Story Time

Library Music and Movement Story Time My first memory of going to the Hortonville, WI public library was for their story time.  (Thanks, Mom) I can remember walking through the doors, into the downstairs area and participating in their story time.  I have a clear …

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Affordable Organizational Tool Bandana Print Drawstring Bag in Four Sizes Music Therapy Parents

Drawstring Bag Organizing by Music Therapist Kathy Schumacher MT-BC

Drawstring Bag Organizing by Music Therapist Kathy Schumacher MT-BC Guest blog post by: Kathy Schumacher, MT-BC When I started my career as a music therapist, I didn’t even know what it meant to be an itinerant.  Apart from the official definition, what it really means …

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Ribbon Wrist Streamers Children's Librarians Circle Time Music Education Distance Learning

Wrist Streamers and Jingle Bells Music Therapy Props

Wrist Streamers and Jingle Bells Music Therapy Props I have been having fun revamping some old products and creating some new. In 2000, I started out making hoop streamers with ribbons. My sister requested that I try using chiffon scarf fabric, as she liked how …

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Best Music Games Activities Community Rainbow Connect-a-Stretchy Band Music Therapists

The Connect-a-Stretchy Band Hub For Group Movement Activities

The Connect-a-Stretchy Band Hub For Group Movement Activities I have recently realized that I am an implementer of other visionary minds.  At the beginning my sister would say I need  a case for my Omnichord, bean bags, stretchy bands….the “birth” of our business.  My husband …

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Top Music Education Tools Rainbow Connect-a-Stretchy Band Buckle System Group Movement Activities West Music Special Needs Educators

Connect-a-Stretchy Band For Small to Large Community Groups

Connect-a-Stretchy Band For Small to Large Community Groups Cristal from Early Start Music  sent this video of the Connect-a- Stretchy Band in use.  One of the exciting parts of the Connect-a- Stretchy Band is that it can be connected together for different group sizes. Recently, …

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Mile High Apple Pie With Connect-a-Stretchy Band Music Education

Apple Pie Music and Movement With Connect-a-Stretchy Band

Apple Pie Music and Movement With Connect-a-Stretchy Band Our new product the connect-a-stretchy band was released just two weeks ago and we have had a great response! The versatility it has brought in purchasing the combination of sizes you need has been received with excitement. …

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