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Storytelling through Music and Movement

Storytelling through Music and Movement

It is National Storytelling Week from 29th January - 5th February 2022.  Have you thought about using music as a stimulus for storytelling?  This could be through songs, rhymes, or listening to music.  In this blog, I’m going to focus on listening to music by either using the lyrics or the theme of the piece of music.  It is important to select the right music as this can really help with the storytelling.  I find it is easier if you choose pieces of music that were written to represent somethin…

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11 Suggestions of Music for End of Year Celebration

11 Suggestions of Music for End of Year Celebration

Do you do a leavers event where you share memories of the children's time in your early years setting?  If so, are you struggling to think of pieces of music that you could use to accompany it?  Well, I have listed below 11 happy and/or celebratory pieces of music that you may like to use.  There are affiliate links for your convenience.

1. Greatest Day by Take That

2. A Million Dreams from Greatest Showman

3. Don't Stop Me Now! by Queen

4. Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

5. Walk…

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