What is it about?

The article encourage early years practitioners and parents to think about including music activities as part of outdoor time so that the benefits of regular music practice are derived. Ideas for using the outdoor environment are shared. A free song Boogie Mites song is offered.

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Why is it important?

Neuroscience evidence shows that if young children have the opportunity for regular and varied music making there are many benefits for brain development. To maximise the potential benefits we need to encourage early years practitioners and parents to think about included music at all times of the day, and not just as an occasional music time activity. Ideas for outdoor music making activities are part of this aim.

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Boogie Mites music activities are so uplifting for adults and children involved, our team of teachers see this everyday and want to share the knowledge, confidence and resources to achieve the many benefits of regular music making in early years more widely. Music should not be considered an extra curricular activity it should be core curriculum, facilitated by every adult caring for the children to harness the power of music in early years.

Sue Newman
Boogie Mites

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This page is a summary of: Music Outdoors: Sound it out, Nursery World, August 2022, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/nuwa.2022.8.23.
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