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Language and Communication responds to music  This resource has been viewed by a moderator.

Description:

Responds to music by vocalising.

Early years skill:Exploring and using media and materials
Early years typical range:8-20m
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum skill:English Listening
P-scales/Nat. Curriculum level:P4
TAP skill:Language Understanding
TAP level:TAP24
Section:Early Years (0-5yrs) info; Primary (5-11yrs) info

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Activity/strategy name and materials required How to do the activity Key principles for doing the activity and comments
Chooses a song to share with an adult

Laminated song symbols on a velcro strip

1. Sit opposite the child at the same height and make sure you have their attention

2. Start off offering the child a choice of two song symbols. Help the child choose a song symbol with hand over hand support if needed and then sing the song with lots of oomph!

3. Offer the child a choice of the song symbols again and repeat the process.

4. Repeat until you have an idea of the songs the child specially likes.

5. When you sing one of these songs stop before a main word e.g. sing 'Twinkle twinkle little .............' And wait. Will the child put in the word star? If they do, smile and continue.

6. Allow more and more gaps in the songs for the child to sing the words

This is a fun activity.

Make sure you and the child enjoy it!

Use lots of expression and body language and mime to support the meanings of the songs.

Allow the child enough time to make choices - only give help if they are loosing focus on the activity.

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