Musical Storytime and Maths

£30.00 Inc VAT

Join Liv and Rohini to learn how to enhance storytelling with music, encouraging a love of stories, poems and music in children under the age of 5 through interactive musical storytime. Rohini will share storytelling tips and Liv will share music tips, together they will cover stories and songs that focus on developing foundations for mathematical thinking.

Training via zoom coming soon at 4pm IST (11:30am UK time).

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We are all aware of the benefits of stories and music for our young children, so why not combine them! Active music making activities can help with engagement of under 5’s and with retaining the words and actions, in a way that only music can.

Neuromusical 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. Combine music with stories and we have a powerful tool for boosting children’s school ready development, and lifelong love of music and literature with it!

In this workshop there will also be a focus on links to mathematical thinking and building strong foundations for literacy throughout the stories, music and linked activities.

 

Nutspace Founder Rohini Vij discovered the power of Boogie Mites music for enlivening her storytelling sessions for under 5’s:

“I have always believed in the immense power of stories and music in the classroom. As a story educator, I am always looking for new and exciting ways to engage young learners. I usually start a lesson with a warm-up activity, this could be a game, a breathing exercise, fun facts or a song. This initial onboarding activity ensures that the students are hooked at the outset. This mostly works for children above six years of age. However, for children in the early years it’s musical engagement at the beginning of a lesson that alone captures their attention.

When I discovered music by Boogie Mites, a few years ago, I knew I had to integrate it into my lessons. These songs were not the usual rhymes, they were music stories, the missing ingredient in my lesson! Before long, the storytelling class for toddlers turned into a music stories lesson. We now start all our lessons with an active body movement and music routine where children use a variety of props as they move and shake along with peppy beats and catchy words. The rhyme and rhythm quality and rich vocabulary along with an active body movement routine fosters early language development, numeracy skills, fine and gross motor control, imagination and general awareness, among others.

The children and parents of NutSpace are hooked on Boogie Mites!”

Join this training session to learn from the knowledge and expertise of Rohini and Liv, to cover two Nutspace stories and three Boogie Mites songs which you can trial and enjoy with the children in your care.

You will have access to a recording of the session for one week after the live date and access to the stories and songs forever.

This training session will be relevant for all teachers, carers and parents of children in early years ( 1-5 years).

Course Details

Date: Coming soon

Time: 4pm to 5:30pm IST (11:30am to 1pm UK time)

Where: via zoom (details provided after purchase)

Cost: £30 per person (including VAT)

Course Content
  • Story telling tips and benefits
  • Neuro-musical evidence supporting active music making benefits
  • Developing foundations for maths and literacy through stories and musical activities
  • Nutspace maths stories
  • Boogie Mites maths songs
Digital Resources

The Nutspace stories will be available for you to access online:

  • Nutspace story: Pelly Digs for Treasure – a story about pirates with a counting element (numbers 1-5)
  • Nutspace story: Little Bo Peep and her Sheep – a story about Little Bo Peep with a counting element (numbers 1-10)

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

  • Octavia
  • Number Five Jive
  • Let’s Tap A Word
Course Tutors

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.

Liv also runs music workshops with adults with long term health conditions (mental health, dementia and lung health conditions). She is a Director of Music for Wellbeing CIC. 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.

Rohini Vij is a professional storyteller, educator, listed & certified Jolly Phonics UK trainer, curriculum developer, parenting coach, founder of NutSpace, and mom. She is on a mission to raise readers and is actively engaged with curriculum development for schools and her own ed-tech platform – Nutspace Edtech (www.nutspace.in)

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 stresses on the need for a reading culture in the classroom. Rohini actively trains teachers on integrating reading and storytelling in the classroom.

Rohini has widely trained teachers in incorporating The Art of Storytelling in the classroom and phonics. She has gained global recognition as a storyteller by performing on various international platforms.

She has developed curriculum for schools across the country and has worked with various state governments to train their teachers.

Certification

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