Singing and Music - page 2

When we start to understand the musicality that all children are born with, we can begin to help them put sounds together to make words, songs, and music of their own. Our language, which comes from our innate musicality that developed in our mother’s womb, is the fundamental essence of who we are – our identities, our cultures, our connections and relationships. Use these resources to help you bring your children’s cultures to life, and enjoy the surprises it brings!

Musical storytelling for children with autism, ASD and varying additional needs

The Music House for Children wanted to show evidence that music, when offered in learning, playful adventure and via a structured collection of appropriate activities, could nurture vocalising, language development and sociable empowerment in young children with a range of needs. Funded by Youth Music the research was undertaken and the report written by Emma Hutchinson and Sudurjaya Therza.

Sounds of Intent

The aim of Sounds of Intent is to investigate and promote the musical development of children and young people with learning difficulties – although the system can also be used effectively with adults.

The British Kodaly Academy, Music Education in Early Years

All quality pre-school institutions profess that music is an integral part of their programme. The recent pre-school expansion in Britain has seen a corresponding expansion in demand for a properly structured approach to music education. Where can teachers find a high quality, educationally proven and affordable early years music scheme?

The Turtle Opera Project

A pilot evaluation of a specialised multidisciplinary arts project for children with autism and Asperger syndrome: The Turtle Opera Project by Jennifer Alcock and Patricia Howlin, St George’s Hospital Medical School, October 2003.

Tuning in to children

This online resource is based on Nancy Evans’ handbook ‘Tuning into Children’, commissioned by Youth Music and launched in 2007. It has been revised and updated and prepared as an online resource, complete with videos and visualisations, by Nancy Evans, Ben Sandbrook and Jodie Bray.