This months recommended resources for music, play based learning and some music to use at home.
I was privileged enough to do a six month mentor ship with Anita and she is absolutely brilliant! Her website is filled links to fantastic research and videos of her work such as her TEDx talk (http://www.anitacollinsmusic.com/tedxtalk/)
Play based learning fosters a sense of autonomy in young children as they can choose what they would like to discover. This is a fantastic way to encourage a love of learning in even the tiniest of humans.
I have had the pleasure of meeting Julie and she is such an inspiration! Her blogs are well worth a read as she presents up to date research in an accessible format. She has created 13 fantastic CD’s (that are available on iTunes and from her website) and I use them every day.
This Australian Program doesn’t just look at how music affects children, but also adults and the elderly. It was this program that inspired me to work towards inter-generational music programs as it can be so beneficial for everyone involved.