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I specialise in delivering and writing early years music sessions as well as music training for universities and colleges. I believe strongly in developing CREATIVITY as a precursor to academic skills because of the school-readiness skills that are involved in high quality creative activities. And as musical is a universal language, I believe that you are the best music leader for your children!

I specialise in delivering and writing early years music sessions as well as music training for universities and colleges. I believe strongly in developing CREATIVITY as a precursor to academic skills because of the school-readiness skills that are involved in high quality creative activities. And as musical is a universal language, I believe that you are the best music leader for your children!
Music beats

Music beats

Music notes divide time in half, or quarters etc. and using movement avoids the need to understand fractions first. This is one way of introducing notation by working out how many 'beats&' each word takes, e.g.: Twin-kle, twin-kle, lit-tle star walk walk walk walk walk walk stride Bee bee bee bee bee bee worm cr cr cr cr cr cr m (cr=crotchet, m=minim) INTERCURRICULA LINKS: Movement - self-regulation, balance Numeracy - experiencing fractions, time Literacy - experiencing syllables Creativity - tools to &';write' own songs
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Meeting the Early Learning Goals through Music

Meeting the Early Learning Goals through Music

This poster-style reference sheet provides easy and accessible ways for all early years and foundation stage teachers to both meet the early learning goals and introduce creative training through music in 5 different ways, enhancing social, physical, academic, creative and emotional skills. Follow-up sheets behind it provide extra detail on how to use the suggestions, materials of which most nurseries, play groups and day care centres will already have, ready to use.
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Music beats 2

Music beats 2

This is the second part of Music Beats by Musicaliti. This resource shows you how to introduce rhythm through movement by using familiar vocabulary (insects and food), creating opportunities for children to quickly recognise how to perform challenging beats, with potential for maths (fractions) extensions. INTERCURRICULA LINKS: PE - self-regulation, balance Maths - experiencing fractions, time English - experiencing syllables Art - tools to create
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Musical Skills for Children from 5-6 years

Musical Skills for Children from 5-6 years

This colourful poster breaks down 12 musical behaviours that could be included in each music session for babies from 5-6 years old. Based on leading research on both child development and music education, this easy-reference poster can be used in baby rooms for use during impromptu sessions. Pick your favourite songs and use them with these fun activities, meeting multiple early learning goals.
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Metal instruments for the early years

Metal instruments for the early years

This poster shows a range of instruments that provide a fantastic selection for children in nursery and other early years settings. Careful judgement should be made to consider which instruments should be left to children unsupervised, for example, instruments with small or fragile parts should be kept for occasions with adult supervision. Instruments can be grouped by type, and these are all grouped by short or long metallic sounds that they make.
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ELG Musical Activities

ELG Musical Activities

This updated table provides practical suggestions on matching early learning goals with group and individual activities to meet the social, physical, academic, creative and emotional development of children from birth to 7 years.
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Christmas rhythms

Christmas rhythms

This set of 8 Christmas terms are fun to use in teaching notation during the holiday season. This can be used in teaching notation by substituting these Christmas terms, or for dictation, by playing music and using notation to work out which rhythms were used. Useful in Dalcroze rhythmic movement training in early childhood, too.
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Halloween rhythms

Halloween rhythms

This set of 8 Halloween terms are fun to use in teaching notation during this spooky season. This can be used in teaching notation by substituting these Ghoulish terms, or for dictation, by playing music and using notation to work out which rhythms were used. Useful in Dalcroze rhythmic movement training in early childhood, too.
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Are you sleeping rhythmic notation

Are you sleeping rhythmic notation

This introduction to rhythmic notation allows children from preschool to primary to develop their understanding the relationship between syllables and musical rhythms. The two sheets include both the insect rhythms (free download) as well as the musical notations. (To the tune of Frere Jacques.)
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Summer Rhythms

Summer Rhythms

This set of 8 Summer terms are fun to use in teaching notation during the holiday season. This can be used in teaching notation by substituting these holiday terms, or for dictation, by playing music and using notation to work out which rhythms were used. Useful in Dalcroze rhythmic movement training in early childhood, too.
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Wooden instruments for the early years

Wooden instruments for the early years

This poster shows a range of instruments that provide a fantastic selection for children in nursery and other early years settings. Careful judgement should be made to consider which instruments should be left to children unsupervised, for example, instruments with small or fragile parts should be kept for occasions with adult supervision. Instruments can be grouped by type, and these are all grouped by short wooden sounds that they make.
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Father Christmas had a tree rhythms

Father Christmas had a tree rhythms

This introduction to rhythmic notation allows children from preschool to primary to develop their understanding the relationship between syllables and musical rhythms. The two sheets include both the insect rhythms (free download) as well as the musical notations. (To the tune of Old MacDonald.)
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Other instruments useful in the early years

Other instruments useful in the early years

This poster shows a range of instruments that provide a fantastic selection for children in nursery and other early years settings. Careful judgement should be made to consider which instruments should be left to children unsupervised, for example, instruments with small or fragile parts should be kept for occasions with adult supervision. Instruments can be grouped by type, and these are a mixture of skins (drums), props (egg shakers, scarves, parachute) and everyday items (cups and spoons).
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Little Bells: song with actions and extension ideas

Little Bells: song with actions and extension ideas

This lovely traditional song about the bells of Westminster is perfect for nurseries and preschool sessions looking for a song about bells without resorting to "Jingle Bells" all year round! With ideas on how to play along with instruments, or to turn the song into a game, this song will also be available shortly as an e-book on iBooks - including links to an audio file to actually hear the song being sung and played (Come and Sing 2, by Frances Turnbull)!
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Musical Skills for Children from 0-1 year

Musical Skills for Children from 0-1 year

This colourful poster breaks down 12 musical behaviours that could be included in each music session for babies from 0-1 year old. Based on leading research on both child development and music education, this easy-reference poster can be used in baby rooms for use during impromptu sessions. Pick your favourite songs and use them with these fun activities, meeting multiple early learning goals.
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Musical Skills for Children from 1-2 years

Musical Skills for Children from 1-2 years

This colourful poster breaks down 12 musical behaviours that could be included in each music session for babies from 1-2 year old. Based on leading research on both child development and music education, this easy-reference poster can be used in baby rooms for use during impromptu sessions. Pick your favourite songs and use them with these fun activities, meeting multiple early learning goals.
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Jingle Bells rhythmic poster

Jingle Bells rhythmic poster

This introduction to rhythmic notation allows children from preschool to primary to develop their understanding the relationship between syllables and musical rhythms. The two sheets include both the insect rhythms (free download) as well as the musical notations.
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Tap the Drums rhythms

Tap the Drums rhythms

This introduction to rhythmic notation allows children from preschool to primary to develop their understanding the relationship between syllables and musical rhythms. The two sheets include both the insect rhythms (free download) as well as the musical notations. (To the tune of London Bridge.)
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Starlight: song with actions and extension ideas

Starlight: song with actions and extension ideas

This lovely little song, with a version featured in old Cinderella films, creates countless opportunities to learn through play! With ideas on how to play along with props, or to turn the song into a game, the simplicity of the notes creates an opportunity for the most inexperienced singer to sing accurately! This song will also be available shortly as an e-book on iBooks - including links to an audio file to actually hear the song being sung and played (Come and Sing 2, by Frances Turnbull)!
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