Using Music to Manage Feelings Regarding Death in the Early Years

Death is a tricky subject to manage in the early years. Often adults avoid it, not knowing how to approach children’s forthright and seemingly irreverent questions. Recognising that this discomfort comes from a place of personal fear and/or uncertainty can help us to withhold judgement of “right” and “wrong” ways to feel, and accept childrens’ …

Mental Health and Music in the Early Years

While broadly the same, mental health looks a little different at different stages of life. In the early years, infant and early childhood mental health looks at a child’s ability to regulate their emotions, form secure relationships and explore environments. Post lockdown, the increase in demand for mental health services has increased to critical levels. …

Loving Early Years Music: How Music Impacts Early Relationships

February is the month of love, so this month, we’re talking about music and relationships. Many songs are written on the topic of love, especially within adult contemporary music. Is it because love, like music, is a universal way of communication? We may never know, but music certainly has a way of evoking memories of …

Music and Building Relationships in the Early Years

Many songs are written about and inspired by relationships. From classical to pop, hiphip to RnB, first loves, unrequited loves, and ending loves dominate the lists. It is not clear whether this is because song-writers are more inspired by relationships or whether their audiences relate more to relationships. Ultimately, people prioritise relationships above many other …