Music & Rhymes

Great ideas for using music, rhymes and poetry for learning and development in early years settings. test


Learning & Development Music: Part 8 - Express delivery

In the final part of her series, Linda Pound explores the role of music in Expressive Arts and Design


Learning & Development: Music: Part 7 - Far and wide

Use music and instruments from around the globe to help children understand the world, says Linda Pound...


Learning & Development: Music: Part 6 - Pitch in!

Mathematical development and music go hand in hand, with the latter enabling us to take pleasure in exploring...


Learning & Development: Music: Part 5 - Take note

Music plays an important role in helping children to read, write and enjoy literature, says Linda Pound...


EYFS Activities: Five things to do with… ICT outdoors

Tablets and other ICT devices can enhance certain outdoor activities for children. Julie Mountain discovers...


Learning & Development: Music: Part 4 - Give voice

Communication, language and music are intrinsically linked, and it is important to understand this in...


Learning & Development: Music: Part 2 - Move it!

Physical development and music go hand in hand, and the key to success is variety, explains Linda Pound...


Learning & Development: Music: Part 1 - Tuned in

Music is important in its own right in promoting young children’s cognitive development, well-being and...


Learning & Development: Music - Natural rhythm

How one setting is supporting children’s innate musicality and communication development with the help...


EYFS Activities - Birth to two…counting rhymes

How to introduce this fun activity. By Penny Tassoni


EYFS Activities - Music to their ears

A ‘Dogs, Bones and Dancing’ project at two settings in Cumbria began with children exploring musical...


A huge stock of ideas for best practice and activities across the Prime Areas of Learning. Includes Let's Explore, Birth to Threes, Music and Rhymes, and our Mini Topics series based on commonly available resources and popular themes.