Play & Song (TAPS)
Together at Play and Song (TAPS) is an intergenerational music therapy program. The therapeutic music activities and educational songs are adaptable. This programmatic toolkit can be used for a range of youth ages and all older adults.
This toolkit provides videos, a songbook, sample schedules, and more.
1-5 YEARS OLD
OLDER ADULTS WITH VARYING COGNITIVE & PHYSICAL ABILITY
3 SESSION MINIMUM ONGOING
All of the resources you need to facilitate Together at Play and Song in your community.
Video How-Tos! Whether in-person or online, watch one of the program designers demonstrate how to share the songs with your participants.
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“This is an amazing program that
teaches and inspires many generations! It is humbling, interesting, and fun. We
hope to see our friends in-person soon again and love participating virtually for
the time being.”
-Guardian, Hybrid Format
Together at Play and Song (TAPS) virtual program and in-person program were designed and facilitated by Shalom Park in Denver, CO. They were originally designed by music therapists to be facilitated by music therapists and music therapy interns. The in-person group program was thoughtfully developed for the older adults living in Shalom Park’s assisted living facility and visiting toddlers and their guardians. During COVID-19 lockdowns, the team at Shalom Park quickly adapted. They created TAPS for the same age-groups, but changed the program for pairs to meet virtually with the assistance of facilitators and a music therapist.
The team at Shalom Park worked with LinkAGES to create a program that can be delivered by facilitators who are musically-inclined.