WORKSHOP 2 – THE ART OF MUSICAL PLAY
Thursday 15th March, 7pm – 9pm, with Julie Wylie
Musical play is the child’s first language and is a natural part of the life and culture of children. It opens up an imaginative, magical world of possibilities. Sensory musical play helps children to listen, express, feel, move and develop a strong sense of self in relation to others. It structures the moment, helping children to make sense of their world. Musical play can occur inside, outside, anywhere, any time and is a wonderful way to support daily routines such as tidying up, washing hands and learning to start or stop on cue.
This workshop will offer many practical ideas about what to include in a musical play session and how to make mat time relevant to young children. It is designed to help parents and teachers understand the purpose of group music and musical play, and how music can support numeracy and literacy. Musical play can weave all the strands of learning together and provides the warp and weft of the Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki.
Venue: Hao Room, Te Hāpua (Halswell Library), 341 Halswell Road, Christchurch.
Cost: $40 per workshop (or a total of $100 for all three). Please register by emailing Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org, stating clearly which session/s (1-Science, 2-Art, 3-Psychology), you would like to attend.
Helen will confirm your registration by email and will provide bank account details for payment. We look forward to seeing you!