We are all aware of the benefits of being outdoors for our young children and when we take regular music-making outside we harness even more benefits!
Neuro-musical evidence suggests that music in early years can play a valuable role to close the gap in the areas that have suffered during the pandemic years, supporting children with self-regulation, group skills and building strong foundations for maths, literacy and learning generally. It can also support development of pro-social behaviour and social cohesion which in turn support children social and emotional wellbeing.
More and more settings are spending more time outdoors. There are many benefits for children of being outside, but they may miss out on the benefits of regular music activities as these are traditionally thought of as indoor activities. Particularly the benefits of using recorded music so that children can work with the steady beat, the melody, dynamics, timbre and rhythm that motivate them to keep the beat, express themselves, move and sing, with all the associated benefits that this offers to cognitive development.
Lizzie has been working with a setting with a strong focus on outdoor play & learning to deliver outdoor music sessions and leaving them to extend and develop ideas between her visits, she will present the experience and findings of this project along with the neuromusical evidence. She will also cover our Pirate Adventure Workshop, giving you access to the songs and supporting resources, including a video of the workshop in action, to enjoy pirate adventures and experience the fun and benefits of music outdoors for yourself!
Date: 20th June 2022
Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
Where: via zoom (details provided after purchase)
Cost: £30 per person (including VAT)
- Neuro-musical evidence supporting music as a tool for supporting key areas of development
- Case Study of Boogie Mites Outside – experience and findings
The Pirate Adventure Workshop will be available for you to access via our CustomerHub
- Pirate Hello
- Big Ship Sails
- Ship Ahoy
- Let’s Tap A Pirate Word
- Swim Me Hearties
Lizzie Lock runs Boogie Mites in the West Berkshire and South Oxfordshire areas, delivering community sessions for family groups and supporting local nurseries and preschools with music provision. Lizzie has developed the Boogie Mites Making Music Outdoors guidance. She loves bringing the joys and benefits of music-making to everyone involved with children in the early years including parents, families and early childhood practitioners, and enabling everyone to find their musical voice. She is passionate about bringing music together with nature and sustainable living. Lizzie has a music degree, and alongside her Boogie Mites work she loves performing regularly with her saxophone quartet, local big bands and other community groups.
Certificate of completion
After completion of this workshop, you will receive a 10% discount code to be used against our practitioner products.