The Feeling is Bright: Self-Regulation through Rhythm and Rhyme
In this video, musician, educator and C.A.R.E. Room Supervisor Rob Leytham offers useful self-regulation tips and performs “Stop, Pause, Breathe and Think” from his recent collaboration with Dr. Becky Bailey and artist Jolie Spelman, titled The Feeling is Bright: Self-Regulation through Rhythm and Rhyme (hardcover book with digital download).
This unique book and music combo features a delightful hardcover with lyrics, learning and art for 12 compositions, plus digital downloads for 23 songs and bonus lesson plans for teachers.
Rob’s certification in Neuro Rhythmic Trauma Therapy informs the drumming on the digital music download, while his lyrics support healthy self-regulation and wellness.
The book’s information-packed introduction by Dr. Becky Bailey explores the benefits of chanting and drumming, overviews self-regulation, and describes ways this unique learning tool integrates music, art, literacy and wellness.
The book’s twelve bold and bright collage spreads delight readers as they page through the poetry and lyrics. A brief paragraph accompanies each song to provide helpful insights and skills related to themes like self-regulation, big emotions, confidence, overcoming difficulties, kindness and wellness.
Each purchase includes:
The Feeling is Bright hardcover book:
• 32 pages
• 8 by 11-inch hardcover
The Feeling is Bright music download:
• 12 songs featured in the book
• 14 additional drumming and chanting tracks
The Feeling is Bright lesson plan downloads:
• Sample art lesson
• Sample music lesson
• Two sample literacy lessons (for pre-k to 2nd grade and 3rd through 5th grade)