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Why Should Music Claim Your Budget?

What if scientists are telling us that there is one activity that:

  • boosts cognitive function
  • improves memory systems
  • promotes language acquisition
  • helps us regulate our emotions
  • can actually NARROW the attainent gap.....AND IS FUN TO DO!

Would you be interested to know more about that? 

 

Well guess what? That one activity is MUSIC!

 

In this Ted Talk, educationalist and musician Anita Collins explains the scientific research that shows music makes kids brainy!

 

Upskilling your practitioners to deliver active music making can have a transformational effect on children's learning and development.

 

But why choose Boogie Mites? Here Are Four Good Reasons

 

1. A Range of Age Specific Music and Movement Programmes

Our music programmes meet the developmental needs of children from birth to 5years, including children with special needs. Our programmes link directly to the EYFS and Letters and Sounds Phase One allowing practitioners to use music effectively in their daily planning. Learn more here

 

“I have found the links on the activity cards to the areas of the EYFS very helpful as I can see quickly which aspects are covered if I have a development gap that I need to cover that week/term.  Rachel Sara Collyer Goldthorn Park Primary School Nursery, UK

 

2. Research Based To Boost Practitioner Confidence

A research study carried out by Chichester University (2013) concluded that a significant number of practitioners experienced a boost in confidence and an explosion of enthusiasm, eagerness and willingness to implement what they had learnt back into their setting. Not only that but they were inspired enough to share what they learnt with their rest of the colleagues in their setting.

 

“I would like to feedback to you how much I have benefited from your training. I started doing the Clap Clap Clap song as a wake up song after resting time. As soon as I start singing I’ve got all 25 children jumping up and down. Mothers have reported how their kids keep chanting these songs all evening. We will incorporate these songs as part of our letters and sound program after the winter holidays.” Gitty Steiner, Early Years Practitioner, Hackney, London

 

3. Involving Parents

Boogie Mites many years experience working with LEA family learning contracts has allowed us to create a formula for involving parents through parent and child shared music workshops to increase parent knowledge of EYFS and Letters and Sounds Phase 1 and give them ideas and resources for supporting learning through music at home.

 

“Sanjana started couting the words like SAN- JA- NA, BA- NA-NA’. The course is very useful and educative and helps sociability and communication skills.” Parent- P. Gieetha

‘Singing gives Isla confidence. She is now confident to speak in front of a group. She is using objects within the house, holding bits and bobs to make objects and sounds from the environment we live in’ Child- Isla Clarke. Parent- Nikki Brunt

 

4. Ongoing Support

We know that it takes commitment and persistence to implement a new programme in your setting. That's why our training is supported with

  • CD/DVD training pack that practitioners can use to revisit training, share training with colleagues and boost confidence by watching videos of the songs in action
  • Ongoing Support Package with online training, webinars and optional tutor visits
  • Parent Involvement Pack with workshop plans, evaluation forms, flyers and posters to help you lead effective parent workshops

 

How Can You Include Boogie Mites Music Resources in Your EYFS Strategy?

Boogie Mites offers a variety of direct delivery and training options for early years settings, that support the EYFS with a particular focus on the 3 Prime Areas and School Readiness.  

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