Adopting a Musical Approach started life as a songwriting project, but very quickly grew in to something much more than that. In this book (which is intended to accompany the album of the same name), Cat McGill explores how music can be used to support children who have experienced developmental trauma; covering subjects as diverse as the musical patterns found in ‘babytalk’, and how our ears link directly to the fight/flight branch of our nervous system.
The book is arranged by topic, with each chapter linked to the corresponding track on the accompanying CD. This makes it easy to dip in and out of, allowing you to focus on the parts that are most relevant to you and your family. McGill has included over 200 additional activities, songs, games, and resources that tie in with the topics discussed in each chapter, giving you a wealth of new ways to playfully and musically connect with your child
.“A fabulous guide to harnessing the power of music to connect with our children” – Sally Donovan, author of ‘No Matter What’ and ‘The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting
’“Started reading and am HOOKED… I can definitely see myself using it with our girls as part of our regular routine.” – Hannah Meadows, The Adoptive Parents’ Self-Care Club