The benefits of bringing Music Makers into your setting
We love delivering sessions to different groups, ages and stages within nurseries and preschools and see week upon week the huge benefits of regular music making for young children.
Music Makers can take all of the stress out of planning and delivering regular music sessions within your setting and, what’s more, with many years of early childhood education behind us, we plan all of our sessions based upon the principles set out within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. We were delighted to see the September 2021 revised edition include increased and specific references to making music, handling instruments, striking or shaking objects, moving bodies to rhythm and music, singing songs, knowing nursery rhymes, exploring sounds, and anticipating sounds and rhythms.
How can we book sessions for our setting?
If you are interested in having Music Makers sessions at your setting, please get in touch here and we will get straight back to you. We are fully insured, have current DBS checks and have a dedicated QTS qualified staff member who delivers our nursery and preschool sessions.
Music and Early Childhood Development
A 2016 study at the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute found that musical experiences in childhood can actually accelerate brain development, having the potential to ignite all areas of child development. Besides an early appreciation of music, here are some of the rich developmental benefits of music classes for babies and young children:
- Social development and interaction (greeting and farewell songs, turn taking, sharing, listening and attention, singing in a group)
- Emotional regulation (calms and soothes, brings joy, familiar structure)
- Language development (repetition and familiarity, extending vocabulary, tuning into sounds and words, action songs)
- Physical development (fine motor instruments, playing with puppets, dancing to music with scarves and ribbons, sequences and patterns of movements, builds stamina)
- Sensory enhancement
- Cognitive development (concepts, following instructions, listening and attending, imaginative play)
- And of course, Musical development (keeping a beat, tempo, pitch, dynamics, etc.)