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Music has long been regarded as an important part of early childhood education. For young children, music can be a way of connecting with others and expressing themselves. It can also help them explore and make meaning through their senses.
In this series, Dr Amanda Niland talks about how music forms an integral part of a child’s family, community and culture, and outlines how it can be used as a powerful tool for learning and development. She also delves into the foundations of music, ‘musicking’ and musical skills for both educators and children.
This series will help you explore:
- the central role of music in children’s lives
- how music contributes to children’s sense of belonging and identity
- how it can be used to support and develop children’s learning, communication, language, creative and flexible thinking, social skills and motor skills
- music as both a mode of communication and an expressive art form
strategies and resources to increase your confidence and ability to share in music-making with young children.
Duration: 1 hour
Watch the trailer for this series below.