Turtle Blog

AutismFriendlyShows.com, blog, children’s music, co-regulation, Covid-19 Quarantine, early childhood development, educational shows, Facebook Live, Family, inclusion, Instagram, karaoke, learning, Livestreaming, music and movement, Music with Mr. Matt, Music, Bubble and Comedy Show, novel experiences, Parents and Caregivers, singing, Youtube / 24.03.2020

As many of you are aware there is a quarantine in effect for us possibly until the end of May 2020. So we are live streaming shows on our Turtle Dance Music Instagram and Facebook Live. I have been learning so much by live streaming....

autism books, autism-friendly, AutismFriendlyShows.com, childrens books, Dr. Seuss, early childhood and infant programming ideas, early childhood development, education, educational shows, inclusion, learning, libraries, music and movement, Music with Mr. Matt, novel experiences, parents, Parents and Caregivers, reading, School Assemblies, The Wonderful World of Seuss / 06.03.2020

We are so excited to share our Wonderful Musical World of Dr. Seuss Show today with an autism center in Long Island! We have put several of Theodore Geisel's wonderful books to music and we have fascinating insights into his life and work from his...

autism friendly best buddies program, autism-friendly, AutismFriendlyShows.com, Barbara C. Wilson Preschool, center for autism and early childhood mental health, children’s music, early childhood and infant programming ideas, early childhood development, education, educational shows, inclusion, Music with Mr. Matt, Music, Bubble and Comedy Show, neurodiversity, Parents and Caregivers, programming ideas, PTA Testimonial, School Assemblies, teachers / 05.03.2020

Yesterday I performed 5 back-to-back shows at an autism center in Long Island called Barbara C. Wilson Pre-School. I have performed at this school for the past several years. Here is an excerpt from a letter of recommendation which the PTA shared with us: "Mr. Matt...

AutismFriendlyShows.com, children’s music, childrens books, daycare, early childhood and infant programming ideas, early childhood development, educational shows, Family, libraries, music and movement, Music with Mr. Matt, Music, Bubble and Comedy Show, new york public library, novel experiences, parents, Parents and Caregivers, programming ideas, singing, teachers / 04.03.2020

We're starting 4-week residencies are multiple New York Public Library branches for the month of March. We will be at Richmondtown Branch (Staten Island) every Monday at 11 A.M., Eastchester Branch (The Bronx) every Tuesday at 11:00 A.M., and The City Island Branch (The Bronx)...

early childhood and infant programming ideas, learning, model trains, Music with Mr. Matt, novel experiences, parents, quality family time, social and emotional topics / 03.03.2020

I've been taking Teddy to a lot of museums lately. We are huge fans of children's museums and aquariums. We love to learn. And we love to see life from a different perspective. My favorite part about going to museums with Teddy is that it...

autism-friendly, co-regulation, early childhood development, Family, instrument petting zoo, Music with Mr. Matt, Music, Bubble and Comedy Show, new york public library, Parenting As I Go, parents, Parents and Caregivers, programming ideas, social and emotional topics / 02.03.2020

It's so important to us that parents and caregivers have an amazing experience wherever we perform. Getting out of the house can be difficult sometimes. And Winter is challenging because you can't go to the playground or the park as much as you'd like to....

autism-friendly, children’s music, early childhood and infant programming ideas, education, educational shows, inclusion, Music with Mr. Matt, School Assemblies, singing, social and emotional topics, Songs That Count, teachers / 26.02.2020

Teachers are the backbone of who I am today. I remember Mrs. Chez, my third grade teacher, picking up a story I had written, reading it out loud to the class and telling everyone how excellent my writing was. That meant the world to me...

affect attunement, children’s music, co-regulation, early childhood development, Family, Gerard Costa, Montclair State University, Music with Mr. Matt, Parenting As I Go, professional development, self-regulation, social and emotional topics, The Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health / 07.02.2020

https://www.nichq.org/insight/childrens-social-and-emotional-development-starts-co-regulation When I went to graduate school one of my favorite things about Gerry Costa was that he gave everybody hugs. He's a very kind man. His program really opened my worldview about early childhood development and how profound it is. Sometimes I feel like when...

aquariums, early childhood and infant programming ideas, early childhood development, Family, museums, Music with Mr. Matt, Parenting As I Go, programming ideas, social and emotional topics, Teddy / 06.02.2020

Last week I had a crazy adventure with Teddy. Teddy came with me to Albany, NY to give a presentation to 70 librarians. He was so good on stage with me. And everyone adored him. Afterwards we took a trip to the science museum and...

CLICK FOR VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES