Why Sing with Young Children

All children are born with the potential to be musical. Research shows that the early years offer an optimal window for nurturing that potential, and support the importance of music and movement in the Early Childhood Curriculum.

Musical experiences can help enhance learning, listening & literacy while providing tools to promote social and emotional success. Music should also be recognised as an art form and appreciated for its pure enjoyment and enriching qualities. Creating music together develops empathy.

We as carers, educators, teachers, and practitioners must take the whole child into account while respecting individual differences.

Exposing children to a rich musical environment will provide them with an opportunity to experience music and deepen their natural connection with it.

However, fun and enjoyment is of paramount importance!