Bring out the Show Person!

Bring out the Show Person!

Who has/hasn’t watched the Greatest Showman?  I’d love to hear your opinion of the film/soundtrack in the comments section below.

The soundtrack, in my opinion, is fantastic!  I get quite emotional listening to music so you can imagine how hard I found it to hold back the tears whilst watching and listening to the film. I was listening to the song ‘This is Me’, from the soundtrack, and it was this that prompted me to write this blog about how I help children express themselves.

How can you br…

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Do you let the children perform their own songs?

Do you let the children perform their own songs- (1)

When I taught in Reception I integrated singing throughout the day.  There were also times when the children would ask to sing their own songs.  I of course said yes.  The children would sing well known songs and change the words, create new songs with words and other times just 'la' or 'hum' a tune.

This is definitely something all Early Years practitioners should encourage.


Children need time to explore sound and their voice: musical play.  By doing this they can show you what they kno…

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