Music and Movement = Language and Literacy


Regular practise of music and movement in the early years builds strong foundations for language and literacy. This taster training package covers an overview of the neuroscience evidence, the importance of rhythmic awareness and sound processing skills. It also includes four original Boogie Mites songs and linked music activities, with training videos and a workshop plan, so that you can harness the brain boosting power of music for the children in your care.


Regular practise of music and movement in the early years builds strong foundations for language and literacy. This taster training covers an overview of the neuroscience evidence, the importance of rhythmic awareness and sound processing skills. The training package also provides suggestions for music activities that work to build strong foundations for phonological awareness, language and literacy.

You will gain life-time access to four Boogie Mites school ready songs and the license to use them in a named setting. An action song, a drumming song, a tapping song and a tidy up song. You will also have access to teaching support resources as follows:

  • 30 minute training video covering neuroscience links
  • Teacher notes in a workshop plan
  • A video of each song in action in an early years setting
  • An instructor video for each of the songs
  • Song lyrics

The songs can be used as individual music activities at different times of the day or as a music circle time session that supports lengthening attention span, boosting social, emotional and group skills, fine and gross motor skills, as well as language and literacy foundations.

The workshop plan includes the four school ready songs, as well as some new ideas for two traditional songs and a tuning into music time ‘hello’ activity. Boogie Mites music workshops can hold 3-5 year olds attention for 45 minutes with regular practise and a well prepared facilitator. Try and it and be amazed!

Learn how to harness the power of music to support early years development with Boogie Mites tried and tested, fun music activities.

Digital Resources

Boogie Mites song resources will be available for you to access via our CustomerHub:

  • Clap Clap Clap
  • Bangedy Bang Bang
  • Let’s Tap A Word
  • Tidy Up Tango
Course Tutor

Tasha Bretten has been working as a Boogie Mites teacher and trainer for 2 years following 13 years as a Primary School Teacher working across all year groups, with a passion for supporting children’s literacy and musical development. Tasha is a trained opera singer but having said this she is first to say: “ You don’t have to be a trained singer to lead Boogie Mites. You can do it!”


A CPD Certificate will be issued following completion of a short feedback form

NOTE on access to digital product content:

Access digital products via our CustomerHub directly from our website with your dedicated login. After purchasing this product, you will receive a copyright form/license agreement and will need to input the name and address of the setting that will hold the license for using these music activities. You will confirm your understanding that they cannot be used in multiple settings and cannot be broadcast in any form. Once these terms and conditions are acknowledged you will receive an email from [email protected] with your login details.

Latest reviews

Thank you to EYTV for previewing the training video as part of the Speech, Language and Communication Summit 2024. Here are some comments from the participants who reviewed the package:

“Great training with research to support findings and amazing song resources to go with it!” Kerry Stockton, Pumpkin Patch Nursery

“This training gives you enthusiasm and confidence even when you feel you are not good at singing! The smiles on the video is the massive selling point” Becky Taylor, Dumpton School

” The training video was informative and entertaining with great ideas that I can’t wait to use with my day care children” Cheryl Richter, Cheryl’s Family Day Care

“Amazing training with valuable information” Erica van der Westhuizen, Aston Clinton School

“Short training with good ideas which are well presented and the songs are very catchy” Fiona Krzyzanowska, Fife College

“A great refreshing approach, perfect activity for children and great for my learning and CPD” Aszera Mckimmie, Great Western Pre-School

“The training video is well designed, easy to understand and contains references to further resources.” Andrea Megyerine Nagy, Drapers’ Pyrgo Primary School

“Great activities, easy to follow and put into action with a great emphasis on tuning children’s ears into hearing rhythm and beat” Karen Whittaker, St. Columbas Catholic Primary School

“Great fun catchy songs and actions to use with children in early years and preschool settings” Janine Moxon, Heaton House Nursery

“It was really interesting to find out about how the child’s brain works in relation to music and movement” Claire Nash, Longparish Little School

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Boogie Mites ABCD Music Methodology

Boogie Mites have collaborated with Neuro-musical Researcher Dr Anita Collins to compile our ABCD Music Methodology training package launching in August 2024.

The course will take a closer look at the four pillars of our ABCD Music Methodology – Active Attention, Brain Boost, Community Cohesion and Daily Dose. 

Each module will include a Boogie Mites song and linked activities, and a music workshop to put them all together.