Dreamtime Cultural Centre
ROCKHAMPTON , QLD, AU 4700
07 4936 1655
What’s it about?
Music is a powerful way to engage with babies and toddlers. It is not dependent upon language skills and therefore accessible to all children from birth. Educators can use music and movement throughout a child’s day to communicate, have fun and help the child experience their world in new ways. This workshop will examine ways that educators can capitalise on everyday experiences and routines to bring music into their early childhood settings.
Build your musical skills as an educator to enable you to:
- Use music in children’s everyday experiences and daily routines
- Facilitate musical exploration and discovery for babies and toddlers
- Communicate and build relationships with babies and toddlers through music and movement
- Introduce babies and toddlers to books through singing and musical interactions
- Use music and movement to support children’s sensory and motor development
No prior experience with music is required for this workshop
Specific Learning Outcomes
QA 1: Educational Program and Practice
PS 2: Know the content and how to teach it
PS 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
- Educators will gain skills to use music in children’s everyday experiences
- Educators will gain skills to facilitate musical exploration for babies and toddlers
- Educators will gain skills to use music to communicate with and build relationships with babies and toddlers
- Educators will gain skills to engage children in language and early literacy through musical activities
- Educators will gain skills to use music and movement to support children’s sensory and motor development
Sue Southey is Co-director at Springwood Community Kindergarten. During the last few years she has been a sessional tutor at QUT and Griffith University, and has recently completed her Masters in Education at QUT. She consulted on musical aspects of the eKindy project and is currently working at Queensland Studies Authority in the K-12 Resources Branch. Sue provides professional development and training for early childhood educators throughout Queensland. She is Vice President of the Early Childhood Teachers’ Association.