Practice Guide: Music in the early years

Music is important in promoting young children’s cognitive development, well-being and enjoyment. Linda Pound’s series examines how music can support early learning across all areas of the curriculum.

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Learning & Development: Music: Part 1 - Tuned in

Music is important in its own right in promoting young children’s cognitive development, well-being and enjoyment, says Linda Pound in the first of a series about how music can support early learning

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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 in the second part of this series

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Learning & Development: Music: Part 3 - In the mood

How experimenting with music aids children’s personal, social and emotional development and promotes self-regulation. Linda Pound explains, and offers practical...

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Learning & Development: Music: Part 4 - Give voice

Communication, language and music are intrinsically linked, and it is important to understand this in the early years, writes Linda Pound

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Learning & Development: Music: Part 5 - Take note

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

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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 the abstract subject, says Linda Pound

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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

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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