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