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Other help:

At the bottom of this page are links to my blogs, the latest being Early Years Music Ideas for Parents/Carers

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Here are the latest ones:

Early Years Music Ideas for Parents/Carers

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To help in this difficult time I have collated some blogs that parents/carers might find helpful when young children are at home:

10 nursery rhymes that I know the under 5s love

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It’s Music Time again.  Does your mind go blank when it comes to thinking of songs to sing?  Would you like a little help?  Click here for 10 songs that I know children love to sing:

https://musicalabc.simplero.com/blog/2935-10-nursery-rhymes-that-i-know-the-under

 

5 Outdoor...

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Not the Wheels on the Bus Again!

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When I talk to many adults in nurseries and preschools they mention they are fed up with singing the same songs.  One of the songs that children ask for constantly is, ‘The Wheels on The Bus’.  Does this sound familiar?

How can you overcome this?

  • Vary how you approach a song.
  • Create a repertoire list
  • Suggest songs to the children that haven’t sung for a while
  • Introduce them to new songs and rhymes so they gain new favourites


Vary how you approach a song: using...

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Musical Opposites

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When I get the instruments out with the children, I hear many of them shaking/banging/scraping as fast and/or hard as they can. Does this sound familiar? I find most children love playing as loud and fast as they can although there are a few who prefer to play quietly and maybe slowly.

We can use this to our advantage when exploring sound as we can encourage the children to explore opposites in music, two examples being dynamics (loud and quiet) and tempo (speed: fast/slow)


Dynamics...

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