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Fabrics and Autumn

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Fabric and autumn are probably not two words you would put together.

The reason I use fabrics for my autumnal musical activities is because of their lovely floaty quality; a light piece of fabric moves just like a leaf falling off a tree during autumn. I use a variety of fabrics: scarves, fabric leaves and a printed voile.

Fabrics leaves

The fabric leaves are great for the children to watch.  I bought some shop display leaves and took the wire out so I was left...

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Spring is nearly here!

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Spring is nearly here!  Do you take your children on walks? Why not take them on a spring walk and make it a multi-sensory experience? What do you have nearby that you could explore?

  • A bluebell wood.  A fantastic experience for sight and sound. 
  • A farm:
    • lambs for the children to see and maybe feed
    • farm shop with the new spring vegetables.
  • Hedgerow walk.  Looking at different changes to the hedgerow.
  • If you live in a city go to a park where there are...

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Chase away the winter blues with music!

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Winter needn't feel blue in your setting! Singing and listening to music maybe the answer you are looking for!

Singing is proven to release endorphins the 'feel good' chemical.  There have been numerous articles written about the benefits.  The Science of Singing, Singing changes your brain, Clinical Research on the Benefits of Singing ... and there are many more.

Also listening to music can lift your mood when you’re feeling a bit feed up.  I...

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Time for a change this Autumn!

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Time for a change this Autumn; are you fed up with the ‘same old same old’?

Do you struggle to think of new activity ideas? Are you fed up of doing the same ideas every Autumn? Well, why not think about the more unusual events that happen during Autumn like ‘Talk like a pirate day’, ‘Hug a bear day’ or even ‘World Food Day’.

Talk like a pirate day

  • Maybe get everyone dressing up as a pirate for the day. 
  • Make treasure maps - go...

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