Saturday, December 10, 2011

There's an App for that.....Christmas Music Tree

Before I continue to talk about this great holiday app, I must tell you that I have officially finished my internship!  Yesterday was my last day ever!  It was very strange as I went through my day because it seemed just like any other.  But then it was time to go and I was thinking, "Wow, that's it".  After six long months of hard work, I have finally reached the end of the tunnel.  How great it feels to have accomplished this goal.  I had a wonderful internship director who taught me so much.  I am very grateful to her for everything she did to prepare me.  She actually had a hand in getting me the job I will have starting at the very beginning of January.  I will be working under the same therapy agency in the Houston area serving clients within their homes.  I am very excited to start this new step.  But I have to admit that I am terrified of this upcoming Monday.  I have never been so nervous for a test.  I am taking the board exam for music therapy to receive my credentials of Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC).  No four letters of the alphabet have ever meant so much to me.  So please wish me luck as I take this test that determines my entire future!

So after all of my ranting, finally here is the app I was supposed to introduce to you in this blog. :)  Christmas Music Tree is a very fun holiday app that you can't help but love.  There are three Christmas songs to choose from to play or not play in the background.  You can also choose to see regular ornaments on the tree or letter note named ornaments on the tree.  So if you chose letters, you would see A, B, C, D, E, F, G repeated a couple places.  So basically, you can touch the ornaments and they have a bell-like sound.  It's really fun to touch them in all the different spots and can be quite challenging.  That is part of the reason I love this app.  It is fantastic for hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.  It's not some easy touch app, it requires a little bit of concentration.  Another way I use this with clients is by taking advantage of the letter names and having them spell words with me.  Granted, you are limited to the general C scale but you would be surprised at how many recognizable words you can make out of those few letters.  Some examples of words I had a client spell with me are:  bed, fed, bag, gag, fad, had, etc.  So I hope you enjoy this app during the holidays as much as I do!  Another plus is that the lite version I use is FREE!  Enjoy my video demonstration:

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