“Snow is Falling”: Snow Painting In The Early Years

This winter early years activity is the last of the current 6-part series of early years music articles featuring a new activity each month. It was taken from an article on arts activities trialled for 1 and 2-year-old early years children, with added musical suggestions (recordings on You Tube). A Finnish study, (Lehikoinen, 2023) considered …

Inclusive End of Year Musical Celebrations in the Early Years

Towards the end of the year, many Western countries traditionally celebrate Christmas. With the increase in travel for so many reasons, it is clear that even this one occasion is not celebrated in the same way in each country and culture. In the last few years, we have celebrated in December with special lists of …

Imagination and Expression in the Arts using Music in the Early Years

Creativity has such a natural place in the early years that it is almost at risk of being overlooked. It is also one of the characteristics that some philosophers consider unique to humanity. The ability to create has been shown to reduce symptoms of distress in situations and conditions where people feel out of control, …