Popular science has mostly ignored our most important sense perception: hearing. That is because it is so transitory, omnipresent and yet invisible. The hearing brain is vast, engaging how we think, feel, move and integrate our senses. This webinar explores the sound environment of our young children, how it impacts their brain development and how music can play a valuable part.
“The processing of sound drives many of the brain’s core functions and leaves a fundamental imprint on who we are as human beings.” Nina Kraus, Brainvolts Auditory laboratory North Western University.
Boogie Mites have collaborated with Dr Kathryn Murray, founder Future Strong Education Consultancy, Australia, and an environment design expert. Her original Brain-SET Environment Formula© has been implemented around the world. She is an expert in aligning the physical learning environment with children’s brain development.
Boogie Mites/Future Strong Education collaboration project: Sound Environment Matters, explores the impact of the sound environment in early years cognitive development. It’s well known that we all learn best through our senses. Sound is our biggest information gathering sense. With links to global development through the vestibular in the inner ear, improvement in sound processing has the potential to improve global development.
Kathryn will present ideas for creating a sound environment that can be linked to a physical environment, informed by neuroscience to best support cognitive development in the setting. Dr Murray’s mantra is that ‘a calm brain is a thinking brain’, so the environment should be designed to create a sense of safety and security.
Music can play a powerful part in helping us to hear every sound, in developing our sound processing system. Tasha will cover neuroscience evidence and 2 songs that can be used in your setting to trial and observe impact.
You will have access to a recording of the session for one week after the live date.
Date: Monday 22nd April 2024
Time: 7pm – 8:15pm
Where: via zoom (details provided after purchase)
Cost: £30 per person (including VAT)
- Ideas for creating a sound environment to best support cognitive development
- How music helps in developing our sound processing system
- Learn two Boogie Mites songs
Boogie Mites song resources will be available for you to access via our CustomerHub:
- Songs TBC
Dr. Kathryn Murray, CEO of Future Strong Education, began her career teaching in early childhood classrooms in Queensland, Australia. She taught in many different contexts and took on a range of roles along with classroom teacher for 25 years. Kathryn was invited to lecture pre-service education students at the university level and taught into the early childhood and primary (elementary) degree programs. This career change allowed Kathryn to mix her extensive teaching experience with research and share effective teaching strategies with the student teachers. Kathryn continued to research and study and was awarded a Doctor of Education.
Kathryn decided to mix her education background and her commitment to young children to create her consultancy business, Future Strong Education, to support teachers, educators in their classroom practice and provide parents with guidance on raising their children.
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