Hello!

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November 21st is National Hello Day. Greeting people is a social skill we learn as children.It is a way of acknowledging those around us. Believe it or not, the word “hello” came into existence around 1829.

Most music therapy sessions begin with a greeting or hello song. I asked my Twitter and Facebook friends what songs they used and here is what I received.

No particular group:

Lisa Lingus shared this one on Facebook: “Hello, Hello, Hello, What a wonderful word”

Preschool:

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Older Adult:

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Faith Halverson-Ramos recommended “Hello, I Love You” for the boomers!

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Intergenerational

Here is the evening version of the song I currently use in intergenerational groups of preschoolers and older adults.

For some Friday Fun

I leave you with this Hello – Goodbye song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6yLRmo7CjU

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