COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic; these are all scary terms children have been hearing in recent days and weeks. Without much warning, they have found themselves at home and unable to attend school or play with classmates.
Likewise, some of our most fragile friends who reside in nursing homes, find themselves even more isolated with no visitors and being cared for by people wearing protective gowns, masks, gloves, etc.
Research has shown that listening to music can have a profound effect on body and mind. Benefits from listening to music include alleviation of stress, decreasing blood pressure, reducing anxiety and depression, and a boost to the immune system. These are just some of the benefits of listening to music.
In conjunction with the CSIU, local musicians KJ Reimensnyder-Wagner and Geoff Craven hope to bring some normalcy and positivity to your day, if even for just a little while, through the power of music. Join us at 1 p.m. as we livestream a music program geared toward preschool and elementary school aged children. The program will be full of fun and feature interactive songs including “The Wee Ones of Ireland”, “This Old Man”, “Old McDonald”, “BINGO”, “Hokey Pokey” and more!
A program at 2 p.m. will also be live-streamed and geared toward our more mature learners. This program will feature songs including “You Are My Sunshine”, “This Little Light of Mine”, “Dream”, “We Shall Not Be Moved”, “My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean”, and more!
Tune in to the livestream programs at www.csiu.org/music
Please share the link to anyone who may be interested in an hour of uplifting music!
You can also tune in to Facebook Live on the CSIU’s Facebook page!
For those who are not able to tune in to either of the programs, a recorded version will be available at www.csiu.org/music
Center for Schools and Communities is a division of Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit.