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Rainbow Music Hand Bells
Fat Brain Toys offers several toy options for individuals who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs! One toy ideal for children with visual impairments is the Rainbow Music Hand Bells. According to Fat Brain Toys, “These vibrant bells provide kids with a wonderfully intuitive first-time music-making experience that’s fun and easy. […]
Make music with the Skoog!
Making music is important to every child’s development. The benefits of making music include improved concentration, language, sympathetic engagement and social interaction. However, many instruments may not be accessible for all individuals, especially those with physical disabilities. The Skoog is an exception; it is an accessible, easy-to-play instrument designed for everyone. “The Skoog is not […]
Jazz up therapy with the MusicGlove!
For individuals recovering from a stroke or other neurological injury, physical therapy is often a humdrum part of their daily routine. Though it is necessary for recovery, therapy becomes so mundane that individuals often lack motivation and may not wholly reap its benefits. Flint Rehabilitation Devices recently introduced a new device to jazz up this oft-humdrum therapy called the MusicGlove. The MusicGlove […]
Apple’s Bigger than Bigger Announcements
After several months of anticipation and speculation, the day of Apple’s “bigger than bigger” announcements has finally come. During these months of suspense, many predictions surfaced discussing what consumers might expect from the company. (To view our said predictions visit our blogs on iOS 8 and the Apple iPhone 6 event.) So what exactly can we expect […]
Hyperscore software lets anyone compose a masterpiece
You know that feeling when you hear your favorite song? You know, the one where you feel all happy inside and the stars aligned all just to give you an intense feeling of satisfaction with the world? OK, maybe this isn’t exactly how you feel when you hear your favorite tune, but you have to […]