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Thu, 21 Oct


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Developing Communication and Language Through Musical Play

Using music and sound play with songs and rhymes to ignite children's imagination and encourage vocalising and communication.

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Developing Communication and Language Through Musical Play
Developing Communication and Language Through Musical Play

Time & Location

21 Oct 2021, 16:00 – 18:00

Zoom online event

About The Event

21st October | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

£30 per attendee

Why attend this training?

This lively, practical training workshop introduces new skills for early years practitioners to nurture vocalising and language in nursery and home settings. If you work with young children and children with emerging signs of language delay musical play can provide enormous support to developing communication without pressure. Word play with sounds and simple melodies are introduced with the chance to hone new skills in spontaneous musical moments. 

What to expect from this session?

• An introduction to how music supports and develops vocalising and speech

• Practical, interactive musical play with visuals, songs and resources shared

• Video evidence to show positive impact that music has on language

• Effective, practical approaches to teaching

• Access to teaching resources, downloads, recordings and links to further reading

Who is this session for?

Early years practionners, childminders and people working with very young children, toddlers or young children.

Participants will each receive downloadable resources, a recommended list of books and mini-stories and up-to-date information guiding participants in music making and language development, including a download link to Understanding Music in Early Childhood and the national early years music guidance: Music Development Matters in the Early Years.

No music training or experience necessary!

Led by Emma Hutchinson, founder of Music House for Children and early years music specialist and trainer.

Emma has an MA in early childhood music and over 30 years of teaching, training and research experience. She has presented many training events, courses and literature on the significance of music in early childhood.


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