Children love music, and early years practitioners know it. But many lack the confidence to help children use and enjoy music throughout the day. Sounds like playing is here to help. This is a different kind of music book for the early years. Starting from the child and using principles of early childhood education, Sounds like playing shows practitioners that almost any aspects of children's learning can be enhanced through music and singing. Their imagination, language, literacy, maths and culture can all be developed and expressed through music - both outdoors and in.
And it doesn't have to be complicated. Instead, Sounds like playing shows how much practitioners already know about music and how, through observation of play, they can build on children's natural musicality by singing or using just two notes, making and playing instruments, designing music areas and even writing their own music. This book aims to help practitioners integrate music into children's interests and to enjoy having music at the heart of the setting itself. Because, more than anything else, music is for life.
Includes CD with songs written by Soo Beer.
"This book is a gem" - Professor Tina Bruce CBE