Children’s Clinics Music Program: Mr. Nature’s Interactive Music Hour

Join us for our next Music Adventure with the one and only Mr. Nature!! Each participant will experience kindness, compassion and mindfulness engagement through song, dance, silly song writing and interactive music fun!

Length: 8 weeks ending with a performance of our song creations.

Location: Children’s Clinics | 2600 North Wyatt Drive Tucson, Arizona 85712

Dates: Tuesdays January 9th – Feb 27th

Time: Two groups divided by Age and Ability. Group 1 5:15 – 6:15pm and Group 2 6:30 – 7:30pm


Adaptive Music _Mr. Nature

    Our Childhood Experiences team will contact you if a spot opens up.
  • (English, Español, etc)
  • Please identify an individual other than yourself that we can contact in case of an emergency. / Por favor identifique a un individuo aparte de usted mismo que podamos contactar en caso de emergencia
  • Example (Please list all that apply): - Speech / Hablado - Other Sounds / Otros Sonidos - Eye Gaze / Mirada - Gestures / Gestos - A communication device / Un aparato de comunicación
  • Example (Please list all that apply): - Short Simple Directions / Instrucciones cortas y simples - Repetition / Repetición - Face to face communication / Comunicación cara a cara - Speaking at a slow pace / Hablar lento
  • Example (Please list all that apply): - crawling / gateando - walking with assistance / camina con asistencia - walking with out assistance / camina sin asistencia - wheeled mobility / movilidad con ruedas - other assistive device / otro aparato de asistencia
    I understand that I must remain and be present at Children's Clinics for the duration of the program while my child participates in Music. / Entiendo que debo permanecer presente en Children's Clinics de Tucson durante la duración del programa mientras mi hijo participa en Musica
    I authorize my child to participate in Children’s Clinics Childhood Experiences Programs. I acknowledge the risks inherent in the participation by my child. In my absence, I further authorize the staff representing Children’s Clinics to act for me according to their best judgment in any emergency requiring medical attention for my child and I hereby waive and release those staffers, and volunteers of Children’s Clinics from all liability for any injuries or illnesses, that may be incurred while participating in Children’s Clinics Childhood Experiences, while in attendance, except for injury directly resulting from gross negligence or willful misconduct. /Autorizo que mi hijo participe en los Programas de Experiencias Infantiles de la Clínica de los Niños. Reconozco los riesgos adjuntos a la participación de mi hijo. En mi ausencia, autorizo al personal representante de la Clínica de los Niños a actuar por mi acorde a su mejor juicio en cualquier emergencia que requiera atención médica para mi hijo y por el presente exento y libero a esos empleados y voluntarios de la Clínica de los Niños de toda responsabilidad de cualquier lesiones o enfermedades que pudieran adquirir mientras participan en Experiencias Infantiles de la Clínica de los Niños, mientras atienda, excepto por lesiones resultantes directamente de negligencia grave o mala conducta intencional.
    I consent to the photographing/video recording/ audio recording of the above-named patients by Children's Clinics staff at this event. I agree the resulting images or recordings may be used for Children's Clinics publicity or marketing purposes (brochure, pamphlet, lobby display, social media posts, printed material, etc.). I understand that I have the right to reverse this consent, in writing, at any time before the image or recording is used for the purposes indicated above. / Yo consiento la toma de fotografías/grabación de video/grabación de audio de los participantes mencionado anteriormente por el personal de la Clínica de los Niños en este evento. Estoy de acuerdo con que las imagines o grabaciones resultantes sean usadas para los propósitos de publicidad o marketing (folleto, panfleto, exposición en el vestíbulo, publicaciones de redes sociales, materiales impresos, etc.). Entiendo que tengo el derecho de revertir este consentimiento, en escrito, en cualquier antes de que la imagen o grabación sean usados para los propósitos indicados anteriormente.

Benefits of Adaptive Arts for Children

Adaptive arts, which refer to art forms and activities that are tailored to accommodate individuals with varying abilities and needs, offer numerous benefits for children. These benefits can extend to children with disabilities, neurodiverse traits, or other unique circumstances. Here are some of the key advantages of adaptive arts for children:

  1. Inclusivity and Participation: Adaptive arts programs create an inclusive environment where children of all abilities can participate and express themselves. This promotes a sense of belonging and community, helping children feel valued and respected.
  2. Enhanced Communication: For children who may struggle with traditional communication methods, adaptive arts provide an alternative means of self-expression. Through visual arts, music, dance, or other creative activities, children can communicate their thoughts, emotions, and ideas more effectively.
  3. Motor Skill Development: Adaptive arts activities can be designed to support the development of fine and gross motor skills. Engaging in activities like painting, sculpting, or playing musical instruments can help children improve their coordination, dexterity, and muscle control.
  4. Sensory Integration: Many children with sensory processing challenges benefit from adaptive arts activities that engage their senses in controlled and enjoyable ways. These activities can help children better process sensory input, leading to improved self-regulation and overall sensory integration.
  5. Emotional Regulation: Engaging in creative arts can serve as a therapeutic outlet for children to express and regulate their emotions. Artistic activities provide a safe space for children to explore and process their feelings, reducing stress and anxiety.
  6. Boosted Self-Esteem: Adaptive arts programs focus on each child’s unique strengths and abilities, fostering a sense of accomplishment and pride. As children see their creations take shape and receive positive feedback, their self-esteem and confidence can significantly improve.
  7. Cognitive Development: Artistic activities stimulate cognitive processes such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and imaginative exploration. Through adaptive arts, children can enhance their cognitive skills while enjoying a fun and engaging experience.
  8. Social Interaction: Adaptive arts programs often involve group activities, which can improve social skills and peer interactions. Children can work collaboratively, share ideas, and learn from one another in a supportive environment.
  9. Cultural Awareness: Exposure to various art forms can introduce children to different cultures, traditions, and ways of thinking. This exposure promotes empathy, tolerance, and a broader understanding of the world around them.
  10. Creative Thinking: Engaging in adaptive arts encourages children to think outside the box, develop their creativity, and embrace their individuality. This skill set can benefit them across various aspects of life and learning.
  11. Personalized Learning: Adaptive arts programs can be tailored to the specific needs and preferences of each child. This personalized approach allows for more effective and engaging learning experiences.
  12. Parent and Caregiver Engagement: Adaptive arts activities can be enjoyed by children and their parents or caregivers together. This shared experience can strengthen relationships, create lasting memories, and foster a deeper understanding of each child’s abilities.

In summary, adaptive arts provide children with a wide range of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social benefits. By tailoring creative experiences to individual abilities and needs, adaptive arts programs empower children to explore their potential, express themselves, and enjoy the many rewards of artistic engagement.

You can help support Children’s Clinics adaptive recreation programs which include theatre, improv, rock orchestra, and dance. These programs are not covered by insurance, but we believe they are vital to a child’s health and well-being. Please support these programs by donating today!

Benefits of Adaptive Sports for Children

Adaptive sports offer a range of physical, emotional, and social benefits for children with disabilities. These sports are specifically designed to accommodate individual needs and abilities, ensuring that all children can participate and experience the joy of physical activity. Here are some of the benefits of adaptive sports for children:

  1. Physical Health:
    • Improved Strength and Coordination: Adaptive sports help children develop better muscle strength, coordination, and balance through regular physical activity.
    • Cardiovascular Health: Engaging in sports promotes cardiovascular fitness, helping to maintain a healthy heart and circulatory system.
    • Bone Health: Weight-bearing activities in adaptive sports can contribute to better bone density and overall bone health.
    • Motor Skills: Children can enhance their fine and gross motor skills through the various movements and challenges presented by adaptive sports.
  2. Psychological Well-being:
    • Self-Confidence: Participating in sports empowers children by showing them that they can overcome challenges and achieve goals, boosting their self-confidence.
    • Self-Esteem: Success and improvement in adaptive sports can lead to a more positive self-image and higher self-esteem.
    • Stress Relief: Physical activity, including adaptive sports, helps reduce stress and anxiety, promoting mental well-being.
    • Sense of Achievement: Achieving milestones and mastering new skills in sports can provide a sense of accomplishment that positively impacts a child’s emotional state.
  3. Social Interaction:
    • Teamwork: Many adaptive sports involve team activities, fostering collaboration, cooperation, and a sense of belonging.
    • Friendships: Children can build friendships and social connections with peers who share similar interests and experiences in adaptive sports.
    • Communication Skills: Being part of a team or engaging in sports-related activities can improve communication skills and enhance social interactions.
    • Community Involvement: Adaptive sports often bring together a supportive community of families, coaches, and volunteers, creating a supportive network for children and their families.
  4. Inclusion and Acceptance:
    • Promotes Inclusion: Adaptive sports promote inclusivity by providing opportunities for children with disabilities to participate in physical activities alongside their typically developing peers.
    • Educates Others: Inclusive sports help educate the broader community about the capabilities and potential of children with disabilities, promoting acceptance and reducing stigma.
  5. Skill Development:
    • Transferable Skills: Many skills learned in adaptive sports, such as communication, problem-solving, and perseverance, can be applied to other areas of life, including education and employment.
  6. Healthy Lifestyle Habits:
    • Long-Term Benefits: Engaging in adaptive sports from a young age can instill a love for physical activity, encouraging a healthy lifestyle into adulthood.
    • Prevention of Secondary Conditions: Regular physical activity can help prevent secondary conditions associated with certain disabilities, such as obesity and muscle atrophy.

Adaptive sports provide children with disabilities the opportunity to lead active and fulfilling lives, enhancing their physical and emotional well-being while promoting a sense of belonging and achievement.

You can help support Children’s Clinics adaptive recreation programs which include basketball, soccer, tennis, cheer, and dance. These programs are not covered by insurance, but we believe they are vital to a child’s health and well-being. Please support these programs by donating today!