Young children have fun singing and doing activities as they develop speech and language skills by using interactive, creative play.
CD includes Lyric and Activity Booklet. MP3 download of entire CD will have .pdf of booklet emailed. Accompanying Lyric/Activity booklet can also be downloaded by contacting the artist.
Alan and I are so thrilled to release the Exploring LanguageThrough Song and Play series. The lyric and activity book helps parents, educators and caregivers fully understand the underlying purpose to these fun songs.
These songs are divided into 6 basic categories: articulation, vocabulary, fluency, voice, pragmatic language skills, and general language & cognitive development. The 6 categories are integrated for the child to become a proficient communicator. These songs are so much fun! Whenever possible, try out the activity booklet activities with the children. I encourage you to create your own fun activities as well.
Alan Riva (Captain Al) is the founder and president of ETM (Enrichment Through Music) Productions. Alan is a seasoned musician, songwriter and preschool educator, having spent 22 years creating and performing innovative and enriching entertainment for thousands of preschool children. He has received critical acclaim from parents, teachers, and caregivers for his keen ability to understand how young children learn through music, along with his unique way of communicating positive values and critical preschool foundational skills with an innovative combination of song, movement, activities, puppets, and social learning skills.
Karin Howard, MA, CCC is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist with over 20 years experience. As a creative professional, she uses her creativity to innovate and develop successful therapy. This original music & activities was initially developed for a Parent & Me Class Exploring Language Development Through Song & Play class. This course aids parents of young children gain information and skills to help facilitate and enhance their child's communication skills. The class is for adults and their children ages six months to three years. Because of the educational value, the songs and activities have been incorporated in hundreds of preschool classes. Karin presents at State Conferences and privately for businesses, non profit organizations and school districts. Karin has provided speech language therapy in several settings such as hospitals, outpatient, private practice, homes for the aging, day centers, group homes for the developmentally challenged and has provided therapy for a number of organizations. Client populations vary from mild to severe issues involving: stroke, stuttering, fluency, vocal abuse, developmental disabilities, laryngectomy, accent reduction, autism and articulation. Karin attended the University of California at Santa Barbara as an undergraduate and completed her Masters at California State University at Northridge.