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Musical Development Matters

Musical Development Matters is a brand-new guidance document available from September 2018. Printed copies are available to purchase, or you can download a copy for free.  This has been written to complement the current Development Matters guidance.

Musical Development Matters forms part of the legacy of the Tri-Music Together project. The free online accompanying resource can be found here:

The overall purpose of Musical Development Matters is to support practitioners, teachers, musicians and parents to see the musical attributes of young children and to offer ideas as to how they can support and nurture children’s musical development by offering broad musical experiences. 

The age/stage bands overlap because these are not fixed age boundaries but suggest a typical range of development. When using Musical Development Matters it is however important to remember that babies, toddlers and young children develop at their own rates and in their own ways.  The development statements and their order are not necessary steps for every child and should not be used as checklists.

Download or buy a printed copy of Musical Development Matters by clicking on the links below.