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!

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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.

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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 every 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.

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.

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