Training and Musical Activity Ideas for Early Years Practitioners.

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Music and the 7 Areas of Learning For you, if you work with Toddlers, Preschoolers or Reception children!

Baby Music For you, if you care for a child/ren from Birth to ~ 18 months (non-walkers)

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Singing and Rhymes with the Under 5s. For you, if you work with children from ~2 to 5 Years. ONLY available until 3rd January

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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. 

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    Sam Boyd's Childminding

  • “Baby Music Online Training: "The training has helped me with my role in the baby room. Having more confidence and thinking of new ideas to bring. I have found I'm singing and using tunes for more things line tidy up time and washing hands time."”

    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."”

    Cheshire

  • “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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Up, Down, In and Out!

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Are you looking for new ways for children to explore positional language?  There are lots of different activities that you can do to help them develop this understanding, but have you thought about using music activities?  You could emphasise the positional language during songs, instrument time and listening to music activities.  Here are a few ideas:

Songs

Movement songs

Encourage the children to move their arms into the different positions as you say the positional...

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My 5 favourite songs to sing during a Music Time

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Do you have songs that you love to sing with the children?  I’m going to share with you my five favourites although it was hard to whittle it down to five:

1.Twinkle, Twinkle

I love that most children know Twinkle twinkle. The song has a tricky tune but I hear so many under 5s trying to sing it; it's wonderful to hear. 

Although I think the main reason I love this song is it brings back memories of when my two children were little. My husband and I used it as the closing...

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Singing + Children =

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Singing is such a wonderful experience for all.  In the video below Prof Sarah Wilson, an expert in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology, discusses what happens to your brain when you sing.

In summary, she says:

When you think about singing or are singing, large areas of the brain light up!

  • Motor Networks
  • Auditory or Listening Networks
  • Planning and Organisational Networks
  • Memory Networks
  • Language Networks (if singing words)
  • Emotional Networks

Plus it releases...

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