Elders Can't Dance
Many elders have diminished hearing. Same goes for reading small-print books, performing in theater arts, moving, and socializing. I believe that these quality-of-life skills are as important as showering and getting dressed. Quality-of-life skills may even help with the usually defined basic-living skills.
What better way to illustrate overcoming sensory challenges than the best-selling picture-book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance?
Here are a few YouTube Giraffes Can't Dance Read-Alouds:
Giraffes Can't Dance Song Read Aloud Animation Giles Andrea Book Animal Sing Along Gerald Giraffe
Giraffes Can't Dance | Giles Andreae | Sensory Friendly | Story Time for Kids
Here are some symphonic music clips related to Giraffes Can't Dance:
St. Louis Symphony put the story to music from Camille Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals.
If you think that the Giraffes Can't Dance story is just for young children, view the following intergenerational music/dance versions of the book:
For ideas on how elders in community can enhance their quality-of-life skills, such as dancing, painting, performing in theater arts, socializing, and singing, view the following Listen To Your Elders episodes: