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Storytelling through Music and Movement

Storytelling through Music and Movement
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It is National Storytelling Week from 29th January - 5th February 2022.  Have you thought about using music as a stimulus for storytelling?  This could be through songs, rhymes, or listening to music.  In this blog, I’m going to focus on listening to music by either using the lyrics or the theme of the piece of music.  It is important to select the right music as this can really help with the storytelling.  I find it is easier if you choose pieces of music that were written to…

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

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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…

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