One of the most exciting and fun things for Janet, since founding Bear Paw Creek in 2000, is the connections she is making around the world. These doors started opening up the rise of technology. With the power of WordPress for building websites, with social media like: Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram the ability to connect virtually has grown exponentially! Also, with all the ways one can create videos and share their own music movement content from home. It has all been a game changer. Here are some people that Janet has been blessed to be connected with. The beauty of these connections is how it can benefit so many people in diverse ways. From lesson plans and music, these will be sure to get your creative juices flowing and inspire your home and classroom setting. These links will take you to their site and information.
In 2018, DiscoverDance partnered with Bear Paw Creek to create the DiscoverDance Movement Prop Collection. Incorporating movement props with the DiscoverDance conceptual explorations, enhances the early childhood learning experience. Below you will find movement activities, music suggestions, and props from the collection.
Sing Play Create
Sandra from Sing Play Create produces wonderful music and movement bundles for the stretchy band, balloon ball, bean bags, scarves and streamers. Be to sure to check out what she offers.
Kathy Schumacher, MT-BC
Kathy, Janet's sister, of Tuneful Teaching has been a huge part of Bear Paw Creek's creation. It was a conversation with her that planted the seed for BPC. Kathy specializes in reaching children with special needs and maximizing the potential of all children through music based learning. Kathy has a passion for teaching people with diverse learning styles how to read. She has written over 200 songs to meet specific client needs and is author of Alphabet Stew and Chocolate Too! – Songs for Developing Phonological Awareness, Literacy and Communication Skills.