do you have these props in your cupboard? 

parachute (1) 



Lycra (stretchy fabric) 

Friendship ring 

Friendship Ring


Would you love to get more from these resources?

Explore their versatility

Use them to help with children's learning and development

Develop children's musicality



How can I help?

The online training course 'Parachute, Lycra and Friendship Ring' will take you through how to get more from these resources so that you are not always doing the same activities and stuck for ideas!

Giving you great value for money with step-by-step help that is for anyone who works with children from ~2 to 5 years.

Your training will take place on this secure website with your own private login. Where you will be able to complete the online training on a device and a place that suits you: be that a smart phone, tablet or computer in a comfy arm chair or at a desk. 

There will be two options to do the training, '30 Days Access' or 'Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training'.

Both options are self study so you can decide at what pace you wish to complete it.  With the '30 Days Access' you will have view only access to the videos and MP3s and need to complete the training within the 30 days.  If you choose 'Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training' you will be able download anything for your own use and re-visit the training website whenever you like, as often as you like. 

Parachute, Lycra and Friendship Ring Online Training Course includes:

We will cover...

  • The benefits of using a Parachute, Lycra and Friendship Ring.
  • How a Parachute, Lycra and Friendship Ring can help with learning and development.
  • Music activity ideas to support your understanding of how a Parachute, Lycra and Friendship Ring can help with learning and development.


You will be able to select suitable music activities using a parachute, Lyrca (stretchy fabric), or friendship ring to help develop the children's skills and learning in your setting.

A Completion Certificate

PLUS.... There is the opportunity to:

  • On the order page, to sign up for 1 month's FREE access to a selection of activities from the resource 'Early Years Music Ideas 2 to 5 Years'. After the 1 FREE month, the subscription will be £6.75; there's no contract, the subscription can be cancelled at any time.

What are people saying about the training? 

  • Musical abc

    “Lots of great ideas to use in the future”

  • Musical abc

    “The training has broadened my ideas and has boosted my confidence to use the lycra parachute and friendship ring.”

  • Musical abc

    “Loved the ideas relating to putting the music into actions using the resources and song ideas and download links”

    Vicki's Childminding

  • Musical abc

    “I have a friendship ring, lycra square and a parachute. I enjoyed finding out different ways that I could use them and focus on music.”

    Early Years Teacher

  • Musical abc

    “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

  • Musical abc

    “I found useful all the different uses for the parachute Lycra and friendship ring and how to put this into practice.”

    Early years practitioner

  • Musical abc

    “I liked the demonstrations and I liked learning new songs to sing to my nursery children.”

    Nursery Practitioner

  • Musical abc

    “I liked the very organised way everything was set out and supported with downloads and music links etc.
    I found the ideas very inspiring and am looking forward to putting them into practice.”

How does the training course work?

There are two ways to access the online training course. 

'30 Days Access' or 'Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training'

The training is delivered online via a website. On signing up you will be given your own login details so that you can access the training whenever and wherever you want, 24 hours a day.

The training is delivered through videos, workbooks and checklists.  There are around 1 hour and 29 minutes of bitesize videos included in the training.

Sounds great, how do I start?

Choose below how you wish to access the training; the differences are shown below.

(Please note, if you are a resident of the UK then no VAT will be added on.  If you reside within the EU the applicable VAT will be added on the order form.)

30 Days Access


for 30 days access to the training

You can download the PDFs you want to keep for your own use.

View and listen to videos and MP3s on the training website for 30 days.

It’s self-study, so you can do it at your own pace and you can watch the videos whenever you like, as often as you like within the 30 days of access.

Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training


Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training

You can download whatever you want to keep for your own use:




It’s self-study, so you can do it at your own pace and you can watch the videos whenever you like, as often as you like.


Get this training for FREE

If you have paid for 12 months access to 'Early Years Music Ideas 2 to 5 Years' or you have had membership for over 12 months, you will automatically be able to gain access to this training on the NEW EYMI 2 to 5 years website when it is ready! 

Don't have access to Early Years Music Ideas 2 to 5 Years yet? Sign up NOW for 12 months access and you will automatically gain access to the training.  Click here to find out more about signing up >>>https://www.musicintheearlyyears.com/early-years-music-ideas-2-to-5 <<<

Access is on the NEW Early Years Music Ideas 2 to 5 Years website and available for as long as your membership is active

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the questions people most frequently ask us:

How do I access the training?

Very easily! As long as you have access to the internet on a device (phone, tablet or computer) you can access the training. All the training is done on a secure website. Once it has launched you will be allocated a username and password. 
Then, click on the link for the secure website, enter your login and password that’s it you can start your training! Super easy!

- Can I share the training with other early years colleagues?

Each training place purchased is for an individual to watch and work through. Although if you work in a nursery and one member of staff undertakes the training and then wishes to pass on the knowledge and activities to others in person that is fine. However, that person CANNOT share their login details and the training material in electronic or printed format: e.g. videos, workbooks, checklists

- Can I do the training if I run an under 5s children’s business?

Yes, the training and activity ideas you are free to use to teach young children. However, they are for your own use. They cannot be used for you to train others for financial gain.

I'm worried about entering my payment details online, how do I know it is safe?

My website is secure as can be seen by the padlock symbol in the address bar: Screen Shot 2018-02-01 at 13.13.26.png

All payments are done securely through Stripe; your payment details are never disclosed.

A little about me…

I started teaching music to the under 5s in 1998 as a qualified primary teacher and was also the school Music Co-ordinator.  After a break from teaching, to look after my own little people, I setup Musical abc in 2008 to teach music to the under 5s.  I have worked with many children and have gained and developed fun ways to help children explore music.

In 2015 I started created music training for early years professionals through ‘Music in the Early Years' and  have helped over 1000 early years practitioners with music in their early years setting

Anne (B.Ed (hons))

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