In less than a month, I will have the privilege to share “Kids and Seniors Together in Music” at the Generations United Conference.
My sharing comes from a lifetime of experiences. It has been a journey – from visiting my great grandparents to facilitating interactions between toddlers and grandfriends; from scheduling school music performances in a nursing home to leading music intergenerational activities in senior living communities.
Music experiences can create strong memories and can link us. When gathering together older adults and preschoolers age-appropriateness needs to be considered. I try to include child friendly adult songs such as “Four-leaf Clover”.
The music activities need to engagement and support interaction for both children and seniors. With opportunities for singing and moving, for creativity and self expression music can celebrate the gifts and abilities of all the participants.
If you are attending the Generations United Conference, please check out my joint presentation with Victoria McGuire beginning at 2 pm on Thursday, August 1st. If you are unable to attend, you can access Fired-up Intergenerational Programs for assistance.
Update August 2, 2013: If you would like to receive part of the information shared in this session, go here.