Similar to social stories, Social Songs are designed to help children learn to navigate through activities of everyday life with more comfort, more skill and less anxiety. They encourage participation, and are pitched appropriately for young voices, should they begin to sing along.
Social Songs can sweeten the idea of events like bathroom time, transitions and sharing by placing them in an attractive musical context. Through the magic of music, Social Songs help to reinforce social concepts we teach our kids.
Our Social Songs use carefully-selected vocabulary and language structure. The syllable rate, pacing, and musical interludes are all designed to help to avoid the sort of mental ‘pileup’ that can happen when words come too thick and fast for the child.
The album includes an instrumental version of each song so that they may be expanded and personalized. For example, kids might select icons from the class schedule to arrange in 'first, then' pairs to sing. They might select icons of recess activities available on their playground. ’Do you want to hula hoop? Yes I want to hula hoop. O-o-kay. Le-et's play!'