Music for Early Learning
Songs and Musical Activities to Support Children's DevelopmentPaperback - 2012
Is my singing good enough? What should I do with instruments? How can I extend and develop the ideas that children initiate?
Singing, dancing and music-making comes naturally to young children, but we as adults often lack confidence in our musical ability. This easily accessible book will help you to realise that anyone can be a creative music-maker with young children. It aims to inspire you to take young children's enthusiasm for music and create a musically rich environment that supports all areas of learning and development.
Packed with activities, songs and musical games, this book includes:The benefits of music-making in the early years Advice on inclusive practice Guidance on using musical instruments Help with planning and assessment Chapters linking musical activities to each area of learning and development How to balance adult-led and child-initiated activities
Including a CD containing songs and listening activities linked to each area of development, this practical text will help you to realise the wonderful opportunities that music can offer young children both in terms of their learning and overall wellbeing.