Cool Bananas CD: Favorite Kids’ Rhythms for Calming, Cool Downs, and Bedtime Routines
Author(s): Genevieve Jereb
The Cool Bananas CD was created to provide children with a selection of strong, regulated rhythms to support a state of calm, organization, and regulation in their nervous systems.
Enchanting, popular children’s songs sung at 50 to 70 beats per minute support the dysregulated child as background music during therapy, classroom time, and home activities (e.g., table top time, play time, bath time, car rides).
Don Campbell, in his book, Rhythms of Learning, discusses the importance of using rhythms of 50 to 70 beats per minute: “The pulse in these slow movements is similar to the rhythm of the human heartbeat and has been found to slow body functions….” Soothing rhythms, songs, and meditative sounds are also included on this CD to support bedtime routines, cool downs, and quieter therapies.