If your setting is a licensee of one of Boogie Mites Music Programmes you can purchase a subscription to cover all members of your team to attend any or all of the next 12 webinars, providing them with early years music CPD.
Each of the 12 webinars are 75 minutes long, nine are co-presented with experts in the area of development or activities being explored, three cover the Boogie Mites core music programmes and are presented by a Boogie Mites trainer only. Each webinar will cover two Boogie Mites songs in detail.
Practitioners at a subscribing setting will be required to register individually for the webinars, using their own email addresses, so they can attend at home. They can join live and/or watch the recording of the webinar that they will have access to for one week after the live date.
The setting account will also be given access to the two Boogie Mites song resource pages relevant for each webinar, via the setting’s Customer Hub account, including songs that are new to the setting.
You will be emailed with information about the upcoming webinar each month to share with the team.
“The Webinars are fun and inspirational. As a early years teacher who has little musical background, the Webinars gave me confidence to try it out with my learners! They love it!”
Chantelle du Plessis, American International School of Mozambique
Monday 4th December 2023 7-8:15pm: Tasha Bretten
The Joy of Music
This unique session explores the power of music for promoting joy, community, cohesion and celebration – a topical subject as we all start to plan celebrations for Christmas. Ben Kingston-Hughes will look at joyful moments as a motivator for learning with reference to various themes. Tasha will cover 2 Boogie Mites songs that involve: ‘being joyful’, ‘being silly’, including one co-written by Ben and Boogie Mites for this workshop!
Monday 15th January 2024 7-8:15pm: Tasha Bretten
Music and EAL
Learn how to use music as a universal language in your setting. Music can build strong cognitive foundation to support language development which can particularly support children and parents with English as an additional Language (EAL).
Monday 12th February 2024 7-8:15pm: Tasha Bretten
Music and Circle Time
Learn how to make circle time engaging, fun and interactive. Learn tips and ideas for planning and adapting circle time to extend attention span, encourage child initiated activities, combined with follow the leader games and how music can be the magic ingredient.
Engaging Parents Through Music
Join Sue and Tasha to learn how to support parental engagement through music, and why we should promote home learning. Discover how research and our experience shows us that music can provide an effective tool for parent engagement. Tasha will cover 2 songs along with the parent education tips and home learning resources that we would provide in our parent groups.
“Really boosted my confidence in engaging parents in Boogie Mites” Rachael Hatton, Kiddi Caru Park Gate
Music and Healthy Living
Join CEO of PurpleBee, and co-founder of the PANCo qualification Linda Baston-Pitt and Boogie Mites tutor Liv McLennan in an online training workshop which will focus on the potential for effective music practice to support wellness and a healthy lifestyle.
“What a wonderful workshop, which provides all the essential for a child’s overall healthy development. Adding motivating songs as well to help and encourage children to learn important life skills is a pure joy!” Garnette Stevens-Chandler, Rainbow Day Nursery & Preschool
Music and Play Schemas
Join Ange Cane from Ace Early Years and Boogie Mites Trainer Tasha Bretton for an interactive training workshop that considers schematic play linked to music play.
“Insightful, informative and well delivered. A great understanding of Schema’s and how you can link these developmental milestones to musical sessions.” Sophie-Jo Lusted, Monkeys In Motion
Making Music Outdoors
Take regular music-making outside and harness even more benefits of being outdoors for our young children. Join Lizzie as she presents her experience and findings of our Boogie Mites Outside project, along with the neuro-musical evidence. We will cover our Pirate Adventure Workshop, giving you access to the songs and supporting resources to enjoy pirate adventures and music outdoors this summer.
“This workshop is a ‘must’ for anyone seeking fresh ideas using music to enhance children’s knowledge and experiences while engaging in outdoor play.” Deborah Senior, Debs Childcare Service
Music and Wellbeing
Learn how to use music to support wellbeing of children and staff. Join Sandi Phoenix from Phoenix Cups and Boogie Mites trainer, Tasha, to consider how combining the popular Phoenix Cup frame work for self-management of wellbeing can be combined with music to enrich our lives.
“Now I know how to engage more with the children when I sing songs to them” Sarah Agon, Rainbow Nursery
Music and Sound Processing
Learn about the importance of sound processing for global development. Join Charlotte Davies, expert in the field of sound processing, and Tasha Bretten to find out about the part music can play in early years development of sound processing skills.
“As always with Boogie Mites the training was fun, interesting, and useful. It will allow me to support my children and to make learning exciting.” Shona May, Home Educator
Music and Maths
Learn how to make maths fun in early years. Music is built on numerical sequences and patterns, discover how neuromusical evidence shows us that music can provide a valuable tool for laying strong foundations for mathematical thinking.
“The information covered has greatly increased my understanding of the ways in which a child’s brain development is impacted when they have the opportunity to get involved in music activities.” Deborah Senior, Little Hive Child Care
Music and Phonics
Learn why music activities are the best way to develop children’s phonological awareness ready for phonics at school. Learn how phonics is taught in Year R from Phonics Consultant Steph Hammond and how to use music activities as a central part of pre-literacy strategy in the pre-school year the EYFS from Tasha.
“If you want your children to develop fantastic communication skills, have lots of fun with their friends and Early years team working with them, then this is the path for you.” Claire Lythe, Kiddi Caru Taunton
First 1000 Days
Learn how to apply neuroscience evidence to plan the most effective play activities for 0-2 year olds from Oliiki App founder, Clare Stead. Boogie Mites Tasha will contribute evidence regarding music activities for this age group and how music groups can provide parent education and a community support, covering 2 songs from Boogie Mites Teenies music programme (under 2’s).
“The webinar was very informative and everyone was very knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.” Bethany Drinkwater, Sunrise Day Nursery