Rebecca Parlakian and Claire Lerner explore the ways that music promotes growth in the various developmental domains and how infant/toddler professionals can use music experiences to support children's early learning.
This programme is designed to improve confidence, independence, communication, understanding and self-awareness of children with special educational needs by learning and performing with experienced professional musicians.
Everyone knows how much young children love to sing and dance, but all too often music is thought of as something which only a few specially talented or gifted people will be good at. This article provides information about how to bring music into everyday life, exploring the benefit and educational potential in making music with small children.
Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a powerful route towards developing deeper musicality and creative expression through whole body movement. This remarkable approach offers teachers, musicians and performers of any age and stage the opportunity to enhance and enrich their skills. Written by Anita Strevens and published originally by NAME magazine, Issue 22, Autumn 2007, and by the Dalcroze Society.
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?
Choose from a selection of short video clips showing the Sound Children and Musical Baby Bonding approaches in practice in a variety of settings, and watch some of the best practice around creative learning that would be impossible to put over in words.
Babies love songs and rhymes, especially hearing the sound of your voice. And they're a great way to help your child's talking and listening skills.
These teaching tips and tools have been contributed by teachers from Sistema-inspired music programmes in schools in England as part of a peer learnign project to uspport effective music delivery for children and young poeple.
Sounds of Intent aims to help practitioners investigate and promote the musical development of children and young people with learning difficulties, although the programme can also be used effectively with adults.
This online resource is based on Nancy Evans' superb 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.