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April 2023: Spring is here!
Make way for the flowers, the birds, and the rain — it's officially spring! Whether you are excited about longer days and a little extra sunlight, the warmer (and greener) weather, or the upcoming holidays this season, there's plenty to sing about as we celebrate spring in Perfect Harmony!
This month's songs:
- "Here Comes the Sun" (Listening)
- "Blue Skies" (Singing and Discussion)
- "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" (Movement)
- "Easter Parade" (Singing and Discussion)
- "It Might As Well Be Spring" (Listening)
Consider playing or viewing these videos on a Smart TV, computer, tablet, or mobile device. Keep in mind these general musical considerations in your set-up!
This is your one-stop-shop for activity outlines, lyric sheets and visual resources! We hope these will be helpful to care partners who are planning musical activities for those in their care.
We recommend printing the *Activity Outline to follow along with our video resources. All activities, lyrics sheets and visual prompts are included in the packet.
In addition to our activity resources, please reference our technology and activity tips, as well as our additional considerations for working with an individual with dementia and/or cognitive decline.
We also encourage you to follow our Spotify account and access our generational playlists as we continue to build helpful playlists with timeless songs that may resonate with those in your care.
Special thanks to Kiki Porter (Conducting Fellow) of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir for making this month's listening activity featuring the Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" possible. Learn more about the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and the premiere of an upcoming commissioned choral-orchestral masterwork by Augusta Read Thomas at Sacred Masterworks ISC | Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Mark your Calendar:
So that you can plan ahead, preview our upcoming themes below:
- May - On the Sunny Side of the Street
- June - Hobbies
- July - Songbook Academy
- August - Pure Imagination
- September - Hooray for Hollywood!
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