Training and Musical Activity Ideas for Early Years Practitioners.

Online Training

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Magical Music Time. For you, if you work with Toddlers, Preschoolers or Reception children and you would like help with the content of a music time! READ MORE

Musical Elements For you, if you want to take the children's musical experience to the next stage by also exploring the Music Elements.  READ MORE

The Singing Box For you, if you work with Toddlers, Preschoolers or Reception.  Get more from your song box READ MORE

Music and the 7 Areas of Learning For you, if you work with Toddlers, Preschoolers or Reception children and would like to use music to help more children shine in their learning! 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

Early Years Music Ideas

Are you looking for early years music ideas that link to interests, area of learning or current month? On the Early Years Music Ideas website there are song, rhymes, body percussion, instrument and listening activity ideas. 

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    “Magical Music Time Online Training: “I enjoyed the videos and weekly challenges. It was great to do things step by step, building on my learning” ”

    Sam Boyd's Childminding

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    “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.””

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    “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!"”

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    “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.”

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    “ 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)”

    Northgate Pre-School

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My 5 top tips for running a ‘Music Time’ in the EYFS

1. Start by choosing songs you already know!

Why?  It will boost your confidence with running a music time. You know the words and tune already so you can just go ahead and teach the song/rhyme!

What? These can be nursery rhymes or well-known children’s songs or rhymes

2. Learn each song/rhyme for a maximum of  5-8 minutes in one sitting!

I have found that children lose interest if you spend longer than 5- 8 minutes learning a song.  It is also the most beneficial in terms of retention of th…

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If You're Happy and You Know It and Schemas

If You're Happy and You Know It and Schemas

How can you use music activities as an opportunity for children to explore the schemas that they enjoy? 

Let's take the well-known song 'If you're happy and you know it' to see how we can explore some of the main schemas:

Here are the words for the song including the well-known action clap your hands:

If you're happy and you know it.... clap your hands (clap clap)

If you're happy and you know it... clap your hands (clap clap)

If you're happy and you know it and you really want to show it

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Early Years Music Ideas for Parents_Carers

Early Years Music Ideas for Parents/Carers

To help in this difficult time I have collated some blogs that parents/carers might find helpful when young children are at home:

10 nursery rhymes that I know the under 5s love

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It’s Music Time again.  Does your mind go blank when it comes to thinking of songs to sing?  Would you like a little help?  Click here for 10 songs that I know children love to sing:

https://musicalabc.simplero.com/blog/2935-10-nursery-rhymes-that-i-know-the-under

 

5 Outdoor Activities with a Musical Twist

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