Live and Online
Boogie Mites offer evening live zoom webinar training sessions covering various topics. We regularly partner with early years trainers and consultants to share their subject expertise, along with a Boogie Mites trainer linking music into different areas of early years development. The workshops cover a few Boogie Mites songs that are provided as part of the training.
The schedule of upcoming webinars is listed below, you can click through to express an interest, find out more or book to attend. You will have access to a video of the webinar for one week following the training date. All times are expressed as UK times.
Webinar subscription package
If you are a licensee setting of a Boogie Mites Music Programme you can purchase an annual subscription that covers any of the team accessing any or all of the 12 webinars over the next 12 months. Find out more about the subscription:
The Joy of MusicThis 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!
Music and EAL
Learn how to use music as a universal language in your setting. Music builds strong cognitive foundations for language development which can particularly support children and parents with English as an additional Language (EAL).
Music and Circle TimeLearn 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.
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 The Super Power of 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