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A Trip to the Zoo

An audio activity to evoke recall and stimulate conversation.

Outcomes from this activity: 

     1. Stimulates attentiveness.  Captures and holds attention.

     2. Evokes recall and stimulates imagination.  When past experience coincides with the recording, mental images arrive.

     3. Encourages conversation and, with a bit of guidance, results in affirmation of each participant.

     4. Helps build community.  Positive interaction builds relationships.

Suggested procedure:

     1. Use the best sound system that is available to you.

     2. Optimal use is with 5 or fewer participants.

     3. Group sing along is recommended.  The words to "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain" are simple and repetitive.                   A song sheet would be a distraction.  Group singing builds camaraderie and reduces self-consciousness.

     4. The recording begins with a few guitar chords.  These chords also signal three places where group conversation                       might start: at about 8 minutes, 8 1/2 minutes, and at the end.   Pause the audio and invite comments.  If you                       can, involve each participant.

Trip to the Zoo -
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