do you have these props in your cupboard? 

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Soft toys

 Scarves (1)



Streamers (or ribbons)


Would you love to get more from these resources?

Explore their versatility

Use them to help with children's learning and development

As an aid to develop children's creativity



How can I help?

The online training course 'Soft Toys, Scarves and Streamers' 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 are two options to do the training: 'Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training' or Yearly Membership of Early Years Music Ideas  All options are self study so you can decide at what pace you wish to complete it. 

If you choose 'Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training' you will be able download the MP3s for your own use and re-visit the training website whenever you like, as often as you like.

With Yearly Early Years Music Ideas Membership, as long as your membership is active, you can revisit the videos as often as you like and download the PDFs and MP3s to keep for your own use. PLUS many other benefits!

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The NEW Soft Toys, Scarves and Streamers Online Training Course includes:

We will cover...

  • The benefits of using Soft Toys, Scarves and Streamers.
  • How Soft Toys, Scarves and Streamers can help with learning and development.
  • Music activity ideas to support your understanding of how Soft Toys, Scarves and Streamers can help with learning and development.


You will be able to select suitable music activities using Soft Toys, Scarves and Streamers to help develop the children's skills and learning in your setting.

A Completion Certificate

PLUS when you buy the training 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 £9.75; there's no contract, the subscription can be cancelled at any time.

What are people saying about the training? 

  • Musical abc

    “Found all of it really useful , particularly the simple songs that we can use our scarves with as they are a firm favourite in our setting, so always looking for new ideas.”

  • Musical abc

    “It was useful to expand on what I would normally do for singing with the children. Never really thought about using soft toys or even scarves while singing.

    Such a nice, gentle and laid back approach to training. Felt very informative without overloading me. Plenty of wonderful resources too.”

    Little Peanuts Day Nursery

  • Musical abc

    “I loved how simple yet effective the ideas were during the training. I’ve realised how little I use puppets and soft toys in the nursery I work at, I think this has to do with a lack of knowledge or running out of ideas to not really having much to work with. So I have some ideas to put together a small basket with these resources in to encourage the children to use.”

  • Musical abc

    “I think this training would be particularly useful for EYFS staff who have no music training , as it gives some great examples of simple songs, rhymes and ideas for using resources eg streamers , scarves and soft toys . The fact that everything is modelled for you makes it easy to follow.

    Lots of topics covered growth, movement, transport etc and the fact that the planning sheets are also there for you makes it easy to see what you are covering and are able to achieve”

    Southdown CP School

  • Musical abc

    “I already use soft toys, puppets, scarves, parachutes, ribbons, etc. It is nice to get ideas how to use them more, how to link to music and new songs, tempos etc,

    It was lovely to hear and see other music being used and not just normal songs and rhymes, which has broaden my awareness of using adult songs too, orchastra songs, you tube songs, involving children to move more, to express their own movements through songs and props.”

    Jojo's Childminding - A Place Like Home

  • Musical abc

    “Lots useful practical ideas!”

  • Musical abc

    “I really enjoyed this course, thank you. Lots of practical ideas, you have included paper resources too to print should the resources not be available. I like the fact that I can download the audio to the songs that are not familiar to me so I can refresh my memory before using. I also like the links you include to the music that you use, including an Amazon link so it can be purchased.”

    Please note, this trainee purchased 'Access for as long a you need to complete the training', so was able download the MP3s

  • Musical abc

    “Very informative, how it adds in education, how to use the props, and songs to use.

    This is the second course I have done, they are great courses!”

    Special needs education

  • Musical abc

    “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

  • Musical abc

    “The training is excellent. Very user friendly. It offers theory and curriculum links but in the main it offers lots of practical suggestions and lesson ideas. Each is demonstrated in a video with links to words and music plus the addition of paper images for some activities to use as props, which is particularly useful where funds are limited.”

  • Musical abc

    “I think this training was super useful and I am so glad I have learnt some new songs/rhymes to use in my setting. I am also excited to share this with my team.”

    Bella's Childcare

  • Musical abc

    “Great ideas - love that a prop can give confidence to children and enable them to move easier. I used scarves today when we were flying around like aeroplanes and the children really enjoyed it. Thanks for the ideas. I love getting fresh ideas and thinking of ways I can incorporate props into my existing songs.”

    Music with Mummy Hook

How does the training course work?

There are two ways to access the online training course. 

Available NOW 'Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training', or 'Yearly Early Years Music Ideas Membership'

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 39 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.)

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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 the PDFs and MP3s 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.

Included with Yearly Early Years Music Ideas Membership


first year then £8 a month thereafter

As long as your membership is active:

You can download the PDFs and MP3s 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.


You gain access to five other popular online training courses.

100s of activity ideas

A NEW mini training guide each month

and lots more ...


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 gain access to this training on the NEW EYMI 2 to 5 years website! 

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 when it is ready.  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. On signing up 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 colleagues?

Each training place purchased is for an individual to watch and work through.

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 OR BE ADDED TO A FRANCHISE CURRICULUM

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.

If I change my mind after purchase, can I get a refund?

This is a digital product and is delivered immediately after purchase and therefore under UK law doesn't fall under the 14 day 'cooling off' period.  This means that you won't get a refund 

Will the training show demonstrations with groups of children?

Sorry no, for child protection reasons this is not possible.

How long will the training take to complete?

There are around 1 hour and 39 minutes of bitesize videos included in the training.  It will vary from person to person and it is self-study so that you can work at a pace that suits you.

30 Days Access' options, when does my access end?

You get exactly 30 days (720 hours) from purchase. 

So for example, if you purchased '30 Days Access' at 1 pm today your access will end at 1 pm in 30 days.

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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Legal Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to accurately represent our products and their potential. The testimonials and examples used are exceptional results, don’t apply to the average purchaser and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her background, dedication, desire and motivation.