Hello, how can music help children develop in other areas of their learning?
...is a confidence builder
...can get children moving
...can help build language
...helps with maths and literacy
...links to technology and all cultures
...is a great stimulus for creativity
Would you like to help more children shine in their learning?
I'm sure that is a yes! Music, being the universal language that it is, can appeal to so many children. As well as being enjoyed as a wonderful creative subject it is also a great learning tool.
How can I help you use 'Music as a Learning Tool'?
I have created the 'Music and the 7 Areas of Learning' online training course that takes you through all 7 areas of learning with tricks and tips on how you can use music activities to help more children shine in their learning.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
It includes years of tried and tested ideas to save you wasting your time, energy and money researching and then trying things that may or may not work.
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 smartphone, tablet or computer; in a comfy armchair 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.
Can music really help?
I have seen first-hand how music has helped children, for example: a non verbal child respond by making an improvised vocal sound with the stimuli of a rhyme and teddy; a child who speaks very little English say the repetitive rhythmic line in the rhyme 'Banana, banana'; a shy child become a showperson, who has so much musical talent, when singing and clapping at the same time as friends; an autistic child stop crying and start smiling and dancing to music.
Music has such power and is a wonderful tool to use within the early years and beyond!
Does my training help?
Yes! Here are a comments from those who have completed the 'Music and the 7 Areas of Learning' online training:
“This training has again shown me how important music is in the Early Years, it is a vital part of learning and development. I will be using so much from this course, I can't wait to try some of the songs with my nursery class.”
“I enjoyed the fact that it was short videos and it was full of great ideas , some new but some just to refresh your memory.”
Jumping Beans Preschool
“Whilst I already do incorporate a lot of these methods in to daily routines, music times and activities, it has been really useful to have further ideas, thoughts, songs and resources that I’m less familiar with added. Also helpful in knowing that what I’m doing covers so many different aspects to learning. It has been nice to have my own ideas reinforced.”
“Lots of useful music, song and movement ideas that can be added to everyday activities.”
Bournemouth Early years.
“I liked the links to some of the music on YouTube! Very inspiring!”
“Lots of lovely ideas, and some new songs (which the nursery children love!) Thought provoking ideas about using different styles of music...I'll definitely be trying the Bjork song and Carwash, and also sourcing the train music...loved that!”
“I really enjoyed finding out how to include music in maths, and through stories- steady beats and singing elements. Also receiving a lot of info on different music to listen to with the children. I shall definitely be buying a friendship ring, and have already implemented a better structure to exploring different musical instruments - really helping me plan my phase 1 phonics. Great ideas! Thank you!”
“I enjoyed the course it made me think how to incorporate singing in my setting and using different instruments.”
“I really enjoyed the course it has given me a lot of ideas to incorporate in my setting with singing and instruments.”
“I found this training really useful and gave me a lot of new ideas on all different types of music.”
Station House Nursery
“I enjoyed finding out the different ways different kinds of music can be used such as the bouncing ball song etc. Instead of just using nursery rhymes”
“New songs and rhymes. So many ideas! Chrome music lab Boomwhackers I am a childminder and use music and rhyme continuously through the day especially when walking with the children on school runs etc. I have already tried some of your ideas with the children and they have loved them. Thank you very much.”
“Being extremely keen on introducing more music into early years, this programme gave me new ideas and also ideas on how to adapt some existing practices”
“The training was very informative and interesting and has given me lots of great ideas.”
“In response to: what did you enjoy/like/find useful about the training?
All of it, how to adapt what we do know and how to incorporate for the 7 areas”
“I found the training to be very informative enjoyable and it give me a good reflection on how I could incorporate music into the seven areas of learning. As a leader of a pre-school I will gladly share all the ideas with my work colleagues. We are a high/Scope group and two staff members play the guitar and tin whistlew. Music plays a big part in our daily routine and this training will enhance our music activities even more.”
Mairead Mc Gill
Lavey Early Years Leader
“I found the videos really easy to follow and super informative! All of the activities and strategies are really useful and have helped me to understand how to link music into each area of learning.”
Music and the 7 Areas of Learning Online Training has 9 Bitesize Modules. Each taking you step-by-step through how to include more music in your early years setting.
The Training Includes:
Module 1: Introduction
- Where are you now?
- Worries and concerns about being musical
- Why is music such a great learning tool?
- How can you approach music activities?
- Music and the 7 Areas
Module 1 Outcome
You will reflect on your current practice and how you can enhance your musical activities.
Module 2: Communication and Language
- Verbal Communication
- Non-verbal Communication
- Listening and Understanding
Module 2 Outcome
You will be able to select music activities that will help children with communication and language.
Module 3: Physical Development
- Gross Motor Control
- Fine Motor Control
- Cross Over between Gross and Fine Motor Control
Module 3 Outcome
You will be able to select music activities that will help children with their physical development.
Module 4: Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Self Confidence and Self Awareness
- Feelings and Behaviour
Module 4 Outcome
You will be able to select music activities that will help children with their Personal, Social and Emotional development.
Module 5: Literacy
- Rhyme, Alliteration, Onomatopeias, Rhythm, Phrasing
- Mark Making
Module 5 Outcome
You will be able to select music activities that will help children with their Literacy.
Module 6: Mathematics
- Shapes and Space
Module 6 Outcome
You will be able to select music activities that will help children with their Mathematics.
Module 7: Understanding of the World
- Celebrations and Traditions
- Music from around the World
- Music from home
Module 7 Outcome
You will be able to select music activities that will help children with their Understanding of the World.
Module 8: Expressive Arts and Design
- Constructing and Designing
Module 8 Outcome
You will be able to select music activities that will help children with their Expressive Arts and Design.
Module 9: Bringing it Together
- Music throughout the day
- Music Time
- Individual Exploration
Module 9 Outcome
You will be able to identify when, where and what music activities are suitable for the children in your early years setting.
PLUS you get…
The Option to sign up for:
1 Month's FREE Subscription to a selection of Music Activity Ideas for ~2 to 5 yrs on Early Years Music Ideas
After the first FREE month, the subscription will be £6.25 a month; there’s no contract, the subscription can be cancelled at any time.
This is an optional extra that you can choose to sign up for or not
By the end of the training course you will have the knowledge to deliver music activities that can help children in the 7 areas of learning!
How does the training course work?
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 and 365 days a year. It could be used during PPA time or on training days.
The training is delivered through videos, workbooks and checklists. 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.
There is also the 'Music and the 7 Areas of Learning' 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.
Music and the 7 Areas of Learning
Training to help you deliver music activities that can help children in the 7 areas of learning.
(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.)
Here is a mindmap of what is included in the training
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. Through this course I will be sharing my knowledge and experience of how music activities can help children in all areas of learning.
This is my fourth online training course for Early Years Practitioners. I love helping others and I’m excited to be launching this new course so I can help more people who work with the early years.
If you have any questions about the course please read the FAQ below. If your question is not answered please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.
I look forward to helping you bring the joy of music to the children in your care.
Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the questions people most frequently ask us:
Do I need to start the training now?
No, you can purchase now and then start when you are ready.
Do I need to complete the training within a set period of time?
No, you take as long as you need to complete the training. As it is online you can re-watch videos time and time again.
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. 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 your training! 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:
All payments are done securely through Stripe; your payment details are never disclosed.
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’ve done your Magical Music Time training, is Music and the 7 Areas of Learning the same?
No, they are two different courses. Music and the 7 Areas of Learning takes you through how you can use music throughout your early years setting and the links to the 7 Areas. Whereas Magical Music Time focuses on the structure that makes a worthwhile music time.