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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 Therapy in the Hospital Setting (Part 1)

Music Therapy in the Hospital Setting (Part 1) Music therapy has always captivated me as a universal language with the amazing power to touch emotions, foster healing, and provide comfort.  My fieldwork experiences at university were diverse, but each placement always evoked the same passion …

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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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My Music Therapy Journey: Stephanie Leavell

My Music Therapy Journey: Stephanie Leavell My path to becoming a music therapist is kind of an interesting one. I didn’t start out being interested in music therapy, mostly because I didn’t know about it. Initially, I went to school to study composition, but it …

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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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Chiffon Scarves for Early Childhood Learning and Play

Chiffon Scarves for Early Childhood Learning and Play Lately, Maddie has been obsessed with her Bear Paw Creek chiffon scarves. She truly plays with them every day. I keep them in the bag Janet sent them in and I hang that bag on a peg …

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Winter Sensory Integration Activities for Toddlers

Winter Sensory Integration Activities for Toddlers Although we have only seen a dusting of snow, winter has arrived in Massachusetts.  My granddaughter, Maddie, is now 22 months old. Maddie was just a tiny baby last winter, so she doesn’t remember snow, as far as we …

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Wrist Bells Are A Fun Christmas Music Therapy Prop

Wrist Bells Are A Fun Christmas Music Therapy Prop

Wrist Bells Are A Fun Christmas Music Therapy Prop Now that Maddie is 21 months old, she is playing with her bean bags, egg shakers, and bells from Bear Paw Creek more and more often. Winter and Christmas make me think of bells so today …

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Making Music As A Family With Musical Instruments

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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