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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...

autism books, autism-friendly, AutismFriendlyShows.com, children’s music, childrens books, early childhood development, gray area thinking, libraries, Music with Mr. Matt, neurodiversity, Scrak’s Big Adventure, Tim Shaw / 31.01.2020

Scrak's Big Adventure Is Now On Youtube! Hello friends! We are releasing the musical video companion for our book “Scrak’s Big Adventure.” You can follow along with your copy of the book. We write personalized/special notes to everyone who orders a copy of the book...

autism friendly best buddies program, autism-friendly, AutismFriendlyShows.com, circles of communication, disability, inclusion, mental health and wellness, music and movement, Music with Mr. Matt, neurodiversity, programming ideas, social and emotional topics, socialization, teen and young adult programs, teens and adults / 25.01.2020

We had an amazing time at the Longwood Library today in Middle Island, NY. A huge group of adults with developmental and physical disabilities came through and sang some stellar karaoke. They were rockstars. My favorite thing about doing karaoke is that nobody wants to be...

adults with autism spectrum disorder, autism-friendly, AutismFriendlyShows.com, center for autism and early childhood mental health, children’s music, disability, early childhood development, inclusion, music and movement, Music with Mr. Matt, Music, Bubble and Comedy Show, neurodiversity, professional development, programming ideas, School Assemblies, socialization / 21.01.2020

Ever since I got my graduate degree from the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University I have been creating and sharing artistic works and music concerts/classes for children, teens and adults with special needs. Take a look at this...

Battle Of The Trash Bands, children’s music, fire safety, global warming, gray area thinking, music and movement, Music with Mr. Matt, Music, Bubble and Comedy Show, recycling, reduce reuse recycle, School Assemblies, Sustainability, think global act local / 17.01.2020

Yesterday we performed our Battle of the Trash bands program at Setauket Elementary School for over 500 students. It was a huge hit! We explored instruments made from reused and recycled materials, talked about sustainability and we read our new story The Adventures of Scuba...

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