Training and Musical Activity Ideas for Early Years Practitioners.
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The Singing Box For you, if you work with Toddlers, Preschoolers or Reception. Get more from your song box READ MORE
Music and Schemas For you, if you work with Toddlers, Preschoolers or Reception children and would like to explore how you can use music activities to explore schemas. READ MORE
Parachute, Lycra and Friendship Ring For you, if you work with Toddlers, Preschoolers or Reception children and would like to get more from these resources. READ MORE
Soft Toys, Scarves and Streamers For you, if you work with Toddlers, Preschoolers or Reception children and would like to get more from these resources READ MORE
“Music and the 7 Areas of Learning Online Training: "I really enjoyed finding out how to include music in maths, and through stories- steady beats and singing elements. Also receiving a lot of info on different music to listen to with the children. I shall definitely be buying a friendship ring, and have already implemented a better structure to exploring different musical instruments - really helping me plan my phase 1 phonics. Great ideas! Thank you!"”
“Music and Schemas Online Training: Lots of ideas to keep and use in the future. Different ways of thinking about schemas, that you may not even have thought about before. Like the use of songs we all know such as "driving in your car" and music such as zorba the greek will be just fantastic to do our music and dancing with. Much better than just dancing to same old songs and nursery rhymes that we usually use.”
“ The Singing Box Online Training: I love the original songs you made by using rhyme from other ones. I love the friendship band :) It was a lovely refresher to make sure we are making use of our resources and can learn new ways to use them. I love the videos of you showing what you do and how this was useful and kept the training interesting inspiring. ( they were great and short and sweet)”
“Musical Elements Online Training “I enjoyed the fact that everything was explained simply so that if you were learning about music for the first time you could understand everything.””
“Parachute, Lycra and Friendship Ring Online Training: "I enjoyed finding out how to extend parachute and Lycra play, as I seem to do the same activities, and I will be making a friendship ring as another resource to extend learning." ”
Clober Early Years Centre
“Soft Toys, Scarves and Streamers Online Training "Thanks Anne for this course which you, as always, provide thorough planning PDFs, explanatory videos, mp3s and relevant links. I like how you gave graphic pdf paper alternatives to finger puppets, and ideas for making streamers and so on from found items in the home. Great connections were made to other arts areas such as role play and dance, other Learning Areas such as maths, and early childhood developmental needs such as fine and gross motor skills, and social skills.”
Perth, Western Australia
How Can Music Help in the Prime Areas of Learning?
Music can help in all 7 Areas of Learning. In this blog, I'm going to go through how you could use music to help with the Prime Areas of Learning: Communication and Language, Physical Development, and Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
Using Songs/Rhymes to help with Communication and Language
Opportunity for children to:
- Listen to rhythmic patterns
- Recap words
- Be introduced to new words
- Help them understand words
- Say simple sentences... plus much more
What can you…
Wow, She’s up and Dancing!
It is amazing how a music activity can help with a child’s self-confidence.
I attended a nursery to do a music time with a new group of children; their response was fantastic and I love how music can bring a smile to a child’s face. The activity I remember most was the listening activity. This activity involved the use of fabric and bubbles. As it was their first session I knew these props would be great to help the children respond to music.
All but one of the children joined in with the…
Twinkle, Twinkle and the 7 Areas of Learning
Twinkle, Twinkle is a song that is known by most people and I am sure it is one of the first songs that many parents sing to their newborn child.
So, with this in mind, how can we use a song like Twinkle Twinkle to help children develop in the 7 areas of learning?
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive Arts and Design