Training and Musical Activity Ideas for Early Years Practitioners.

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Early Years Music Ideas

Are you looking for early years music ideas that link to different topics/themes, children’s interests, a book… ? On the Early Years Music Ideas website there are song, rhymes, rhythmic, instrument and listening activity ideas. 

  • “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

    Sam Boyd's Childminding

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    Annie's Nursery

  • “Singing and Rhymes for the U5s Online Training: "I work in a setting with age ranges from 2-4 and this course has given a good understanding and the knowledge to make singing time fun for all and how to develop each childs singing skills to the next stage. Lots of new ideas to implement in my work setting. This course is very informative and stays on topic. I have worked with children for over 15 years and this course is going to help me to enhance my singing sessions."”

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    Cheshire

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Galloping Around

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Travel and Transport is a fun topic/theme that the children really enjoy. I usually start this topic with the focus of travelling on the land, e.g getting around by walking or by horse. Horse related songs, rhymes and music are great as a stimulus to get children moving as they sometimes struggle to think how to move; having a focus really helps them. e.g. trotting or galloping like a horse.

I sometimes use the hobby horses as shown in the image below. I use these with the children inside and...

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We’re Going on a Journey to the Seaside!

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We’re going on a journey to the seaside!

Along with the theme Animals, I have found ‘Travel and Transport’ is a firm favourite with the children.  ‘We’re going on a journey to the seaside!’ is a line from a song I wrote to get the children to play with sound; I ask them to make the different transport sounds, with the car sound usually being the favourite!

Do you have a collection of travel and transport themed songs and rhymes up your sleeve?...

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What’s an Online Resource?

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Have you been looking at my online Early Years Music Ideas resource and wondered?

  • Could I use it?
  • Do I need to be technical as it is online?
  • Are there benefits to it being online?
  • Is it value for money?
  • Will it save me time?

Let me answer those questions 

Could I use it?

Yes, there are music activities ideas for children from 0 to 5 years. The activity ideas are all delivered through video.  There are also MP3 recordings of songs and rhymes to help you learn, and printouts...

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