Readings

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Colwyn Trevarthen, Emeritus Professor of Child Psychology and Psychobiology in the University of Edinburgh, talks about communication with very young children.
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Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center
“Music and the Brain”

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders:
“Cognitive Abilities: A different way of thinking and learning profile; and Managing Challenging Behaviour in Children with Autism.” Dr Tony Attwood

“Musical Play with Babies and Young Children” – Julie Wylie
MANZ Magazine April 15th 2015

Child Mind Institute (Author : Beth Arky)
Sensory Processing Issues Explained’

Musical Play as Therapy in an Early Intervention Programme
 Julie Wylie & Susan Foster-Cohen
Approaches: Music Therapy & Special Music Education 2013

The Universality of Musical Play
Julie Wylie

When Should Babies Start Music?
Sound Arts, The Menza Magazine. Making Education Through Music.
Page 16, Volume 1, Number 1, February 2005
http://menza.co.nz/

Musical Play for children with Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome News and Update
Page 54, Volume 5, Issue 2, February 2006
http://www.down-syndrome.org/

Creativity Begins in the Cradle
Sound Arts, The Menza Magazine. Making Education Through Music.
Page 13, Volume 1, Number 3, October 2006
http://menza.co.nz/

Music for Infants and Toddlers
The First Years: Nga Tau Tuatahi. New Zealand Journal of Infant and Toddler Education.
Page 10, Volume 6, Issue 1 2004
www.auckland.ac.nz

Music, the Brain and Wellbeing
Sound Arts, The Menza Magazine
Pages 13, 14, Volume 3, Number 1, February 2007
www.vanderveer.org.nz/personnel/person.php?id=298
http://menza.co.nz/

Building Bridges through Music
Sound Ideas Nurturing through Music April 2000 Volume 3 no.3 pages 12-14

Why Establish Musical Parenting
Sound Ideas July/August 1999 Volume 3 no.1 pages 21-26 also a new addition

Music is the Key
Sound Ideas, November 1998 Volume 2 no.2 pages42-45

Kutsujulkkari
A Finnish book, with a chapter written by Julie Wylie. Published in Finland

 

 

Testimonials

It is true that you can’t get enough of a good thing. My daughter fell in love with Julie Wylie’s Musical Play classes and at home she would “practise” with great gusto what she learned week to week. Her enjoyment of the songs, the actions that accompany them and the playing of instruments filled much of her time and from her bedroom we could hear her “being Julie”, in full voice!!

So naturally Julie’s DVD’s and CD’s were  a must have for Clara-Jane!!

The Julie Wylie Musical Journeys DVD quickly became the most played DVD in our home. For Clara-Jane to be able to watch, participate and learn, whenever she wanted to, in the comfort of her own home,  just added to her love of Julie’s programme.

The DVD is beautifully put together. Presented by the very tutors that the children already have a warm connection to, and featuring songs that are already familiar makes it highly accessible. The learning is in context and it beautifully complements the learning in class. Even the much-loved Oscar the clown, who opens and closes each class, is present. Clara-Jane just loves watching the children as they, so naturally, and in everyday locations  doing everyday activities, find fun and pleasure in things musical.

I have to admit that I equally enjoy the DVD. It is engaging, encouraging, and undeniably catchy. Neither Clara-Jane nor I have tired of it and we have played it literally hundreds of times.

Perhaps the best testament to just how appealing the DVD is became clear when Clara-Jane was unwell following her immunizations and she took to her bed. The only thing she wanted was to do was watch “Julie on TV”, and even feeling under the weather  she still sang the tunes!!

Julie’s CD’s also enjoy huge “play time” in our home and in our cars. It simply would not be Christmas without the “Sing Merry Christmas” CD which is a wonderful combination of children’s favourites, old and new, and rich traditional carols. To hear our daughter singing songs she had never heard before, adding her own (hilarious) actions and then creating “Christmas concerts” for us to enjoy is priceless. “When Santa Came Down The Chimney” is a favourite and like many of the songs, it captured her imagination. A great feature of Julie’s CD’s is the fact that many songs are sung by children, making them relevant and accessible for young listeners.

The joy Julie’s DVD’s and CD’s have brought into our daughter’s life is matched only by the learning they have fostered. Quite simply they bring Julie’s programme to life for any child, whether they are fortunate enough to attend Julie’s classes or not. They have played a significant role in Clara-Jane’s life and learning and they have given us huge pleasure as we watch her growing appreciation and love of music.

Sarah Long, Parent
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