“River Flow” music therapy song for vocalization and oral-motor skills (great speech therapy song!)
Age: 0 to 5 and older Goal Area: Language (expressive / oro-motor and receptive) SEE VIDEO Page Name of Activity: I love to watch the river flow by Laurie Berkner’s Rocketship CD (Check out the melody on you tube.) Objective: Children will vocalize during the chorus and perform the directions presented during the verses. Materials: Lyrics and children (see videos) Method: Sing the song and encourage to vocalize during the chorus. (A toy/real mic will help.) Model the directions given through the verse. Adaptations: (optional) Make it an artic song and put various consonants before the vowell/s, vary the one-step direction. (doo-dah, or boo-bah, or eee-ah depending upon the needs of the group. Submitted by: (optional name and email) Margie at musictherapytunes.com Walk Along The River (look under the video section) D When I walk along the river (I take a step, I take a step, I take another step) [repeat 2x: first time using a C chord, then using a D chord ] C G D I love to watch the river flow 2x … … … … chorus: G D It goes ooh wah ooh wah Ooh wah ooh wah A7 D Ooh wah ooh wah ooh wah ooh. (repeat one time.) Verse 2: When I Jump Along the river…. Verse 3: When I dance along the river….
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