Make Some Noise believes music making can never start too early.
From birth, children can relate to rhythm, tone and pulse,
responding to music with keen attention and movement. Not only is music
great fun for children, but it also helps develop motor skills, speech,
note pitching, rhythm, counting, turn taking, and listening skills.
Music can help parent and child bonding too.
Make Some Noise's Early Years music programmes train child care
workers, parents and musicians to feel confident in leading music
activities with children. Experienced music leaders offer fun music
sessions in a nursery setting over a few weeks, combined with training
workshops for childcare staff and parents. Staff or carers can then
start to lead the music, with observation and support. Activities
include songs, clapping games, free expression with instruments, and
movement to music. Instrument packs are supplied.
Working with highly experienced and renowned early years musicians,
Make Some Noise delivers high quality music programmes in childcare
settings across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Partners include
Children's Centres, Staffordshire County Council Early Years Childcare
Unit, Stoke Early Years Development Childcare Partnership, City Music
and Performing Arts Service and Staffordshire Community and Learning
"We are very keen to continue working with Make Some Noise
musicians, to help make sure that Early Years workers are trained to
continue music- making regularly."
Dawn Forester, Community Learning Partnership Co-ordinator.
"The knowledge, understanding and confidence in music delivery
that staff have gained since the Making Music In Nurseries project has
been of great benefit to the children."
"Lots of very useful ideas to encourage musical skills and help
children develop socially. Quieter children became involved and gained
Ready Settings Go Nursery.
We would like to hear from childcare workers, and musicians. If you
want to help Make Some Noise make a difference for the children you
work with then call us on 01785 278 454 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org