Hello, do you have children in your early years setting who love to...?
Jump up and down
Hide in a den
Stick boxes together
Order and line up toys
Lie on the floor
Are you looking for new ways for children to explore the main 8 schemas?
The online training course 'Music and Schemas' will take you through how you can use music activities to explore schemas:
It includes multi-sensory ideas that I have developed and explored with children over the years. We will work through different types of music activities and how you could use these as a stimulus to explore schemas.
Giving you great value for money with step-by-step help that is for anyone who works with children from ~2 to 5 years.
Your training will take place on this secure website with your own private login. Where you will be able to complete the online training at a pace, on a device and a place that suits you: be that a smart phone, tablet or computer in a comfy arm chair or at a desk. Also re-visit anything you want to go back over whenever you want. PLUS as you would if you attended in-person training, you will be able to ask me any questions in the training only supportive Facebook group.
The Music and Schemas Online Training Course includes:
We will cover...
♪ Why music is a great tool to explore schemas
♪ The type of activities you could use to explore the main 8 schemas
♪ How you could use songs and rhymes you already know plus some new ideas
♪ How you could approach instrument activities
♪ Using recorded music as a starting point
You will be able to select suitable music activities to help develop the children's schemas in your setting.
A Completion Certificate
PLUS.... There is the opportunity to:
- On the order page, to sign up for 1 month's FREE access to a selection of activities from 'Activity Ideas for ~2 to 5 Years' on 'Early Years Music Ideas'. After the first FREE month, the subscription will be £5.75; there's no contract, the subscription can be cancelled at any time.
What are people saying about the training?
“Lots of ideas to keep and use in the future. Different ways of thinking about schemas, that you may not even have thought about before. Like the use of songs we all know such as "driving in your car" and music such as zorba the greek will be just fantastic to do our music and dancing with. Much better than just dancing to same old songs and nursery rhymes that we usually use.”
“I really enjoyed all the different types of recorded songs. Such a variety and has given me new fresh ideas. I was looking for a friendship ring for months and thank you for the link, I purchased one. I like that I will be able to go back into the training to go over ideas as my group develops. It was quick and easy to go into each video and you have a lovely voice so could watch all the videos one after the other. I also like that they were quick and straight to the point. It has also given me great ideas for resources. I think that having a training that is detailed but quick means you dont skip parts and being a visual learner watching the video and seeing the info underneath was great for me.”
Rose Wellbeing Therapies
“I enjoyed finding out different ways to engage children in music sessions and have taken on board all the new resources we can use in our nursery.”
One Parent Families Scotland - Falkirk working with 2-3 year old children
“The printable hand out with extendable ideas is very useful. The music links and where to purchase them and props as well as the printable props all very useful”
“In response to: what did you enjoy/like/find useful about the training?
Instruments to pre recorded music .. love the earth / moon. Projected on to the wall. Adding ribbons cogs spiders to parachute.”
Great Haywood Under Fives
“Lots of new ideas of different ways to encourage the children to join in with music”
“Hi Anne really enjoyed the training especially the songs/rhymes. i am looking forward to introducing new actions and movements to these songs and rhymes.”
“In response to, what did you enjoy/like/find useful about the training? The examples of songs and activities. The resources and links on where to find things.”
“I’m a speech and language therapist and found this very inspiring. Its really useful for me to link the basic concepts and language I target in my sessions to the child’s development and schemas. Music is a great way to develop focus and joint attention, I look forward to planning some music sessions to target both schemas and language development. Thank you.”
Speech and Language Therapist Manchester
“Very interesting in how schemas link to music things I hadn't thought of.”
“I love the idea of the children lying underneath the parachute. I will be amending one of our parachutes and look forward to introducing the avengers activity too!”
“In response to, what did you enjoy/like/find useful about the training?
Linking the schemas with the songs, actions and movements we do already; and coming up with new ideas.”
“It was very useful to see how what I do links to the different schemas. we use rhymes every day and sometimes even movement in our setting but I did not realise this was linked to schemas. This training has been very helpful and I have gained extra knowledge and ideas to use with the children at rhyme time.”
“I enjoyed it all, you don’t realise just how much you can get out of a bit of music.”
Just kidz nursery
“I thought the course was very useful with some great ideas that could be implemented within the setting, I found all the links and print out information great for future reference when needed. I love all the prop ideas that could be used in the rhymes we use most days i cant wait to put them into practice.”
Cally Smith Childcare Ltd
“Easy to follow, good use of props and how we use them practically. Very informative. Excellent delivery.”
Pre-School Leader Pear Tree Mead Academy
“I thought that this was a fabulous training. It gave me lots of food for thought on how I can implement lots of varying musical activities in my nursery class, responding to the children's age and stage of development. Hopefully inspiring them to experience music in lots of varying genres, using it as enjoyment and to relax.”
Early years practitioner
How does the training course work?
There are two ways to access the online training course.
'30 Days Access' or 'Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training'
The training is delivered online via a website. On signing up you will be given your own login details so that you can access the training whenever and wherever you want, 24 hours a day. It could be used during PPA time or on training days.
The training is delivered through videos, workbooks and checklists.
There is also the 'Music and Schemas' Facebook group, just for those taking part in the course; a place where you can share your musical successes and frustrations in a safe non-judgemental environment.
Sounds great, how do I start?
Choose below how you wish to access the training; the differences are shown below.
(Please note, if you are a resident of the UK then no VAT will be added on. If you reside within the EU the applicable VAT will be added on the order form.)
30 Days Access
You can download the PDFs you want to keep for your own use.
View and listen to videos and MP3s on the training website for 30 days.
It’s self-study, so you can do it at your own pace and you can watch the videos whenever you like, as often as you like within the 30 days of access.
Opportunity to renew for an additional 30 days at a reduced price.
Access for as Long as You Need to Complete the Training
You can download whatever you want to keep for your own use:
It’s self-study, so you can do it at your own pace and you can watch the videos whenever you like, as often as you like.
Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the questions people most frequently ask us:
How do I access the training?
Very easily! As long as you have access to the internet on a device (phone, tablet or computer) you can access the training. All the training is done on a secure website. Once it has launched you will be 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 your training! Super easy!
- Can I share the training with other early years colleagues?
Each training place purchased is for an individual to watch and work through. Although if you work in a nursery and one member of staff undertakes the training and then wishes to pass on the knowledge and activities to others in person that is fine. However, that person CANNOT share their login details and the training material in electronic or printed format: e.g. videos, workbooks, checklists
- Can I do the training if I run an under 5s children’s business?
Yes, the training and activity ideas you are free to use to teach young children. However, they are for your own use. They cannot be used for you to train others for financial gain.
I'm worried about entering my payment details online, how do I know it is safe?
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A little about me…
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. I have worked with many children and have gained and developed fun ways to help children explore music.
In 2015 I started created music training for early years professionals through ‘Music in the Early Years' and have helped over 1000 early years practitioners with music in their early years setting
Anne (B.Ed (hons))