Stories Written and Illustrated by Anchor Children are Turned into Songs
Stories written and illustrated by Anchor Center children were turned into beautiful songs by different bands, thanks to Sing Me A Story (SMAS)! Take a look and a listen…
Stories written and illustrated by Anchor Center children were turned into beautiful songs by different bands, thanks to Sing Me A Story (SMAS)! Take a look and a listen here!
How It Works
1. Children involved with organizations serving children in need are given the opportunity to write and illustrate stories about ANYTHING they want.
2. Those stories are then distributed to SMAS Songwriters (through www.SingMeAStory.org) who view the stories, turn them into songs based on the ideas presented in the stories, record them and send them back to the children by uploading them back to the site.
3. SMAS Jukebox Campaigns are then created for each song uploaded in an effort to raise money for the Partnering Organizations and Sing Me a Story. When fans contribute to the SMAS Jukebox Campaigns, they receive the song as an Mp3 with their donation receipt.
Anchor Center’s Music Therapist, Mollie Hiebert, submitted several stories to SMAS and five have since been turned into songs.
“The children of Anchor Center greatly benefit from Music Therapy. While they sing, play instruments, and move to the music they are working on motor, communication, social, sensory, and cognitive skills. The organizational and predictable properties of music help to coordinate their brains and bodies to help them learn and grow. Best of all, they love it! Music is highly motivating for many of our kids and they will work extra hard to be part of the music making process,” says Hiebert.
Learn more about Music Therapy at Anchor Center and view photos here.