Are you nodding your head to any of these questions?

If yes, I can help!

♪ Do you work with the under 5s?

♪ Are you fed up with singing the same songs week after week?

♪ Do you have musical instruments and resources gathering dust in your cupboard because you can’t think what to do with them?

♪ Are you fed up with looking through books and Googling for music ideas?

♪ Do you avoid playing music to the children because you just can’t think of activities to go with it?

♪ Do you avoid doing a music time altogether because you just don’t know where to start?

Finding early years music ideas should be an easy experience.

If you care for any child from Birth to 5 years as a parent/carer, childminder, early years practitioner, teacher, day nursery owner/manager, headteacher, leader of a baby/toddler group or under 5s music class, then I have created this resource for you!

What if you could access early years music ideas right NOW?

You can!

I’ve done all the hard work, searching, researching and creating ideas, to develop an online early years music ideas resource to help save you time and energy.

Keep scrolling to find out more!

Baby Music circle.png

The Baby Activities include:

Song and Rhyme Ideas

Activity ideas sorted by:

  • Just singing or saying a rhyme
  • Movement
  • Finger, Toe, Body Rhymes
  • Bouncing
  • Sensory Experience
  • Lullabies

Listening to Music

Activity ideas sorted by:

  • Moving to the music
  • Sensory stimulating experiences
  • Sensory quiet time

Also if you wish to run a Baby Music Time:

Sensory Themed Baby Music Session Plans

Sensory themes grouped into 5-week blocks; this is how I deliver the activities.  You can, if you wish, just select an individual sensory theme and work from that, it is up to you.  

Here are the themes that are available now:

  • Harvest, Minibeasts, Bears, Shapes, Autumn
  • Colours, Bonfire, Black and White, Shiny, Christmas
  • Winter, Snow, Wind, Rain, Rainbow
  • Under the sea, The Beach, Light and Dark, Floating, Transport
  • Rainforest, Reflections, Space, Safari, Summer Garden

What resources would I gain access to?

Accessible to view on the website

To help you learn and deliver the new activities the website has:

  • Videos to show you how to do the activities
  • The lyrics/words for the songs and rhymes
  • Links to Amazon to listen/purchase recorded music 

To Download

On the website you can download*:

  • The 5-week music plans with an overview of the themes and activities
  • Session plans listing the different activities
  • MP3 recordings of me, Anne, singing/saying the songs and rhymes to help you learn the words.

    *Please note a Fair Download Policy applies

Activity-Ideas-for-2-to-5-Years-normal.png

The Activity Ideas for ~2 to 5 Years are Listed Under Topics/Themes.

Here are the topics/themes available NOW:

Bears

Food and Drink

Weather and Seasons

Travel and Transport

Festivals and Celebrations

Our Bodies

Minibeasts

Pirates

Animals

On the Farm

Toys and Games

People who help us

Books and Stories

Go Green

Sea

Holidays

Colours

Each Topic/Theme has activities that are:

Song and Rhyme activities

The different type of activities are:

  • Sitting still
  • Action
  • Movement

Listening, Instrument, Rhythmic or Other activities

Listening activities

  • Moving to the music
  • Sensory stimulating experiences
  • Sensory quiet time

Instrument activities:

  • Identifying instruments
  • Adding instruments to stories, recorded music

Rhythmic activities:

  • Clapping patterns
  • Tapping patterns

Other activities:

  • Using non-instruments to create sounds.

What resources would I gain access to?

Accessible to view on the website

To help you learn and deliver the new activities the website has:

  • Videos to show you how to do the activities
  • Links to Amazon to listen/purchase recorded music 

To Download

On the website you can download*:

  • An activity plan for each activity with links to the early years opportunities for learning.
  • Visual printouts (available for some activities)
  • MP3 recordings of me, Anne, singing/saying the songs and rhymes to help you learn the words.

    *Please note a Fair Download Policy applies
Music Bags (3).png

PLUS

Those who have Activity Ideas for ~2 to 5 Years will also gain access to a Music Bag for ~6/7 weeks; this will change on a rotation basis.

The current Music Bag is, 'Holidays', is in the 'Activity Ideas for ~2 to 5 Years' section now! 

Most of the ideas that are in the 'Music Bags' are included in 'Early Years Music Ideas' 'Activity Ideas for ~2 to 5 Years' but with more ways you can use these.  There may be a few extra ideas.

Is Activity Ideas for ~2 to 5 Years, on Early Years Music Ideas, the best option for you?

I will soon also be offering grab and go Music Bags.  Details of both options are below so you can compare and see which is best for you.

Early Years Music Ideas: Activity Ideas for ~2 to 5 Years Monthly Membership

Price

Available at £5 a month with 12 months' commitment.

There is also the opportunity to purchase it with no commitment, at a slightly higher monthly price, when purchased with selected online training.

 

Commitment

12 months' commitment.  Although, through selected online training there is the opportunity to purchase monthly membership with no commitment.

The benefit of membership is you gain access to all the topics/themes plus a different 'Music Bag's every 6/7 weeks on a rotation basis.

What access do you get?

Access to all the current EYMI content whilst you have membership.  You can download whatever you need for a particular month (there is a fair download policy).  Plus access to the Music Bag that has been made available for ~6/7 weeks.

PLUS

When it has launched, access to a selected for you 'Music Bag' for ~6/7 weeks.  Most of the ideas that are in the 'Music Bags' are included in 'Early Years Music Ideas' 'Activity Ideas for ~2 to 5 Years' but with more ways you can use these.  There may be a few extra ideas.

What type of content?

Over 300 activities, each on the 'Early Years Music Ideas' website,, including:

  • A downloadable plan for each activity including:
    • Songs and rhymes: words; how to teach song/rhyme; 
    • Listening, Instrument, Percussion activities: how to do the activity
    • Plus links to the opportunities to learning for all activities
  • Mostly 'a cappella' (non accompaniment) MP3s to help learn songs/rhymes
  • Videos to show you how to do an activity
  • For listening activities, links to where you can listen/purchase music.

PLUS

Access to a selected for you 'Music Bag' for ~6/7 weeks on a rotation basis.

Music Bags: Grab and Go!

Price

Depending on the Theme, Resource or Type of Activity, will determine how much content:

  • 10 Activity Ideas = £5
  • 20 Activity Ideas = £10
  • 30 Activity Ideas = £15

 

Commitment

None, just grab and go!

 

 

What access do you get?

Access to the 'Music Bag' that you have purchased for as long as you need it.

Most of the ideas that are in the 'Music Bags' are included in 'Early Years Music Ideas' 'Activity Ideas for ~2 to 5 Years' but with more ways you can use these ideas.  There may also be a few extra ideas.

 

 

 

What type of content?

On the 'Music Bags' website access to:

  • A downloadable activity booklet with all the activities for your chosen 'Music Bag' including:
    • Songs and rhymes: words; different ways you could use the song.
    • Listening, Instrument, Percussion activities: different ways you could approach the activities.
  • A content page of all the activities that could be used to help with planning.
  • MP3s to help learn songs/rhymes
  • For listening activities, links to where you can listen/purchase music.
  • For the 'Theme' 'Music Bags' , a short training section on how you can get more from the activities you are already doing.

Here’s a little about me and how I can help you

I’m Anne, a musician, composer, teacher, trainer and mum!

I started teaching music to the under 5s in 1998 as a qualified primary teacher and was also the school Music Co-ordinator.  After a break from teaching, to look after my own little people, I setup Musical abc in 2008 to teach music to the under 5s: classes for babies, toddlers and preschools.

I have worked with many children and have gained and developed fun ways to help children explore music. I will be sharing my ideas through this resource.  I love helping others and I’m excited to be able to help more Early Years Practitioners.

If you have any questions about the course please feel free to send me an email at anne@musicalabc.net.

signature-300x150-normal.png

I look forward to helping you bring more music to the children in your setting.

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the questions people most frequently ask us:

How do I access the resource?

Very easily! As long as you have access to the internet on a device (phone, tablet or computer) you can access the online resource.  The resource is accessible on a secure website. On signing up you will allocated a username and password. 
Then, click on the link for the secure website, enter your login and password that’s it you can start accessing the resource! Super easy!

I'm worried about entering my payment details online, how do I know it is safe?

My website is secure as can be seen by the padlock symbol in the address bar: Screen Shot 2018-02-01 at 13.13.26.png

All payments are done securely through Stripe; your payment details are never disclosed.

Can I share the resource with other early years colleagues?

Each membership purchased is for an individual. Although if you work in a nursery, preschool or school and one member of staff learns an activity and then wishes to pass on how to do the activity to others in person that is fine. However, that person CANNOT share their login details and the resource material in electronic or printed format: e.g. MP3s, PDFs

Can I become a member if I run an under 5s children’s business?

As an under 5's children's business owner you are free to use the activities to teach young children. However, they are for your own use. You cannot: 
- Take any of the original songs included in the resource and sell or promote them as your own, whether that be in the original form or altered in some way, as a recording or printed (paper or electronically). 
- Sell the ideas electronically or on paper 
- Use the ideas to then provide adult training electronically or in person for financial gain.

Is there a limit on how much I can download each month?

I have a 'Fair Download Policy' which is in the Terms and Conditions.