Monday, June 23, 2014

The Friend Ship

Music is a wonderful way to involve children in therapy. It can be used as a reward or as a teaching tool.

TheFriend Ship Music CD was created by Erica Bland, MS, CCC-SLP, to encourage social communication and emotional regulation in young children.

This CD includes 9 songs each revolving around an important social skill. Personally, I love that the lyrics are included for each song! (I would never make it on hose TV shows where you have to fill in the lyrics of songs…) I also love that the songs are short and catchy. Kids will learn the songs quickly and hopefully be able to sing reminders about using good social skills!

An activity booklet is an excellent companion to use with the CD. It offers multiple activities for parents and therapists for every song. I love that this can be geared towards parents. Nothing makes me happier than parent involvement (and I have found that children make progress faster when parents are on board!)

Overall, I think this is a very practical product that can eaily be incorporated into therapy. It is most appropriate for younger children (PK to 6 years old).

Click here to listen to a song! And click here to download it from iTunes.

I believe that this product would be a very useful resource to have in your speech room!

*Erica form The Friend Ship asked me to review this product. However, the thoughts and opinions are all mine!

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