The last 2 years of lockdowns and social distancing have had a huge impact on social development, emotional well-being and mental health of everyone, and for our under 4’s it has impacted more than a half of their life so far.
Neuro-musical evidence suggests that music in early years can play a valuable role to close the gap in these areas, supporting children with self-regulation, strengthening resilience and helping to calm overwhelming emotions. It can also support development of pro-social behaviour and social cohesion which in turn support children social and emotional well-being.
We are delighted to collaborate with Early Years Lecturer, author and trainer Dr Mine Conkbayir who will share her expertise for spotting and intervening to support emotional wellness issues in early years setting, sharing some tips from her online toolkit – Self-Regulation: Get Set GO!
Community Musician and Boogie Mites Trainer Liv McLennan will review the neuromusical evidence and consider the potential for effective music practice to boost mood and mental health for under 4’s and the staff supporting them. Music can lift everyone’s mood, motivation and movement – and this will be demonstrated by an interactive session when you will be invited to join in and learn 4 Boogie Mites songs from our programmes so that you can trial them with your children to experience the mood boost for yourself!
Date: Coming soon
Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
Where: via zoom (details provided after purchase)
Cost: £30 per person (including VAT)
- Impact of lockdown on children’s social and emotional skills
- Impact of lockdown of early years staff emotional wellbeing
- Neuro-musical evidence supporting music as a tool for supporting these issues
- A recording of the workshop is made available for 1 week
All of the songs that we demonstrate will be available for you to access as free tasters of Boogie Mites music programmes.
- Action song – I Feel Alive!
- Themed song – Let’s Tap A Word
- Junk Percussion song – Gonna Tap
- Under 2’s song – Peek A Boo You
Liv McLennan is a community musician and has worked for Boogie Mites as a tutor and trainer for 12 years. Liv has contributed to the compilation of Boogie Mites teacher training notes and workshops, 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 also runs music workshops with adults with long term health conditions (mental health, dementia and lung health conditions). Liv has a music degree, performance diploma, certificate in music workshop skills, Certificate Music Education in Early Childhood, currently doing doctoral studies in inter-generational music making in care homes.
Certificate of completion
After completion of this workshop, you will receive a 10% discount code to be used against any of the products or training in our Boogie Mites practitioner shop.