Music for Children with Special Needs


What a wonderful gift to the special needs community!! This project is so needed for children with any type of speech and language delay. With clever lyrics and great melodies, these songs hold the Magic of Music in the way they bring important skills to every child. I hope that parents and educators the world over will download this music and encourage their friends to do the same!! ~ Karen Nisenson MM, MA, BCMT, Founder/Clinical Director for Arts For Healing


Music is universal in that it has the capacity to reach all children. The accessible and interactive nature of music makes it a fun and effective teaching tool, and studies have shown that this is especially true concerning children on the autism spectrum and with other special needs. According to Barbara Crowe, past President of the National Association for Music Therapy, "Music can make the difference between withdrawal and awareness, between isolation and interaction”. Indeed, lyrical melodies, rhythms and harmonies can elicit a response in children that stimulates learning, promotes responsiveness, encourages communication and fosters growth. When used to empower and evoke connectedness in young learners, music is truly transformative.


In A Day in the Life of a Child, we have created songs for children to help teach social skills, motor skills and various activities of daily living. The music and lyrics of these songs were written with the guidance of speech and music therapists. Some songs are written for children with auditory sensitivity to help integrate and normalize particular noises that could elicit discomfort. Other songs facilitate the many facets of language development and communication. Several of these songs are recorded at various tempos or with a call and response format so as to be interactive and accessible to a wide variety of needs. Our goal is to provide children of all abilities with music that engages and transforms the way they understand themselves, others and the world around them.


Also, our water safety songs are being written as an inclusive album with the assistance of experts. The songs will be equally helpful to help save the lives of children with special needs as those without. A preview of these songs is available at "Our Music - Water Safety".


We are thrilled to be able to offer these songs as free downloads due to many generous donations and grants from foundations, private organizations, individuals and Magical Music's TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE sing-a-thon fundraiser.

Please check out our A Day in the Life of a Child album and the Water Safety album songs which are available for free download.


If our songs make a difference for your child or a child you know, we hope that you will share this music with family and friends. Please consider making a donation to help us continue our mission to create music for all children.


Magical Music is committed to continue to create songs to serve the many needs of children who learn differently. If you have any suggestions for songs or you would like to offer feedback, please email us at





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