Training and Musical Activity Ideas for Early Years Practitioners.
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Baby Music For you, if you care for a child/ren from Birth to ~ 18 months (non-walkers)
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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” ”
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“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."”
“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."”
“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.””
“Music and the 7 Areas of Learning: "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!"”
Do you use props during your music time? If not, it is worth considering as they can really help children engage through a sensory/interactive element to an activity. I have listed below 15 props/resources that I have used with children from 0 to 5 years in weather themed songs, rhymes and listening activities.
1. Scarves: I have used these in activities where children listen to music inspired by rain, snow or wind
2. A Parachute: Is a good way to create the effect of wind for songs and...
The use of balls and balloons during music activities give children a different way to explore 'moving and handling' in their physical development. It also helps with the development of their personal and social skills, and an opportunity to express themselves. I use balls and balloons in singing and listening activities either on their own or on a piece of fabric, e.g. a parachute or Lycra.
Balloons are particularly good for younger children as they are easier for them to trace...
Are you taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Watch and/or Storytelling Week with the children in your early years setting? Both happen at the end of January! Have you thought about linking these to musical activities? If not here are a few ideas to get you started:
RSPB Big Garden Watch
Every year, at the end of January, the RSPB encourages people to take part in the survey so that they can track how the birds are doing in the UK. Even if you are not taking part...