Circle time is usually a highlight of any small child’s day at nursery or school, but it’s also a valuable opportunity for kids to learn and practice all sorts of useful things while sitting together in a relaxed and receptive mood. While children usually enjoy an unstructured, free-play curriculum at nursery school and kindergarten, circle […]
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With these 10 Best Songs for Gross Motor Movement, kids can jump, bounce and skip and hop to their hearts delight! We all know gross motor movement is important for development, but why is that? When kids move to music, they are getting so much more than just exercise. They are also developing their coordination, […]
Being able to recognise and express emotions is an significant land mark of development for small children. Until this point the confusion and anger that they sometimes feel can often cause tantrums and frustration, so it is important to help them learn to understand and identify how they are feeling. It’s also equally important for […]
Here’a a collection all of the songs on the site that are perfect for encouraging kids to settle in to the new school year. There are Back to School songs for all ages, whether they’re starting at nursery, preschool or reception/elementary. The holidays always have a nasty habit of flying by! And before long, our […]
These calendar time songs always come in handy at the beginning of the new school year. These two handy chants help children get the hang of the calendar in no time at all. And there are some lovely songs all about the changing seasons too. After a long summer holiday it is always a bit […]
Autumn’s On The Way!
Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down is always a great favourite among our Autumn Songs. It’s easy because it’s sung to the tune of ‘London Bridge’, so it’s quick to pick up with it’s repetitive catchy refrain. Kids love the lively actions of vigorously ‘pretend’ sweeping up all the fallen leaves. Autumn leaves are falling down, Falling […]
The Apple Tree circle game is just right for the last days of Summer. It is often used in playground games as a way of eliminating players so that the last person left can be chosen to start the next game. There are many lovely traditions to celebrate the turning of the season from Summer […]
The Umbrella Song is one of our favourite Rainy Day Songs and just perfect for making the most of a rainy day. It’s great because it explores both the sounds and rhythm of the rain. Kids always love the actions and especially the idea of splashing in puddles in their wellies and putting their imaginary […]
Starting The Piano
The lines of the Stave and Clefs look a lot more daunting than they really are. In fact, they’re just a way to express whether the notes are high or low or in the middle. They are of course part of the language of music. At first it seems foreign – but once they are […]
Most people would love to have a real piano, but space and removals often dictate that a keyboard would be the more practical option. Over my years in teaching, parents have often asked me for help with choosing a piano keyboard for beginners, so I thought I’d share my thoughts here. The choice is often […]
Here’s one of the most famous and loved Christmas songs of all – and it’s everyone’s favourite! So this Easy Piano Music Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer is sure to encourage young pianists to raise the roof with a rousing rendition! Easy Piano Music Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Free Sheet If you are new […]