Posted September 9th, 2013 by Tuned in to Learning
This new calendar song “Every Day Has a Name”, written by an Autism Specialist and our team of Music Therapists, was developed specifically for students with autism and other special needs to teach the day, month, and year.
While there are many calendar songs used in general education classrooms, these songs are often fast paced, with little response time. In addition, calendar songs frequently focus on one component such as reciting the days of the week, but don’t provide an opportunity to fill in the actual date in real time.
With this is mind, we wrote “Every Day Has a Name”, an upbeat tune that’s part of the Skills for Life 5-song digital download bundle including MP3 songs, eBooks, videos, icons, and more. This song is appropriate for a variety of ages and allows students to practice saying the day, month, and year. You’ll find 3 simple and clear questions presented in the song, followed by extended response time for students to answer verbally, by pointing to a calendar, or using assistive technology.
Every Day Has a Name Song Lyrics
Every day has a name, and so does every month and year.
First say the day, then say the month, and last don’t forget to say the year.
Let’s get ready to say the day, the month and the year.
Student Interaction Section
What day is it?
What month is it?
What year is it?
Listen to the preview for “Every Day Has a Name” or purchase the song as part of the Skills for Life 5-song download bundle here.
Looking for more calendar activities for special education?
- Adapted Calendar Download for Special Education [by teacher Sasha Hallagan]
- Individual Months of the Year Songs [by Music Therapist Rachel Rambaugh]
- Basic Academic Skills Book/CD [by Tuned in to Learning]