...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
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.
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.
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!
Yes! Here are a few comments from my other online training course:
Baby Music: “I found the downloadable worksheets good as I could refer back to them and plan to use them as a guide when I begin to plan my baby sessions.” Dawn Chapman, DC Dance & Performing Arts
Magical Music Time: “I enjoyed the videos and weekly challenges. It was great to do things step by step, building on my learning” Sam Boyd, Sam Boyd's Childminding
Magical Music Time: “Loved the easy to follow, step by step training method.” Jo Green, Preschool Learning Alliance
Musical Elements: “I enjoyed the fact that everything was explained simply so that if you were learning about music for the first time you could understand everything.” Jenny Hughes
“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.”
You will reflect on your current practice and how you can enhance your musical activities.
You will be able to select music activities that will help children with communication and language.
You will be able to select music activities that will help children with their physical development.
You will be able to select music activities that will help children with their Personal, Social and Emotional development.
You will be able to select music activities that will help children with their Literacy.
You will be able to select music activities that will help children with their Mathematics.
You will be able to select music activities that will help children with their Understanding of the World.
You will be able to select music activities that will help children with their Expressive Arts and Design.
You will be able to identify when, where and what music activities are suitable for the children in your early years setting.
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
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 develop the knowledge to 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.)
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.
These are some of the questions people most frequently ask us:
No, you can purchase now and then start when you are ready.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.