Music and Self-Regulation

“The cerebellum right at the bottom of the brain is the timekeeper of the brain, controlling movement such as foot-tapping, dancing and playing an instrument. It plays an important role in emotional reactions to music. Our lower brain develops early and is functional from birth. It is involved with the regulation of all our primaryContinue reading “Music and Self-Regulation”

Researching Music

This months recommended resources for music, play based learning and some music to use at home. Anita Collins Music: 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 talkContinue reading “Researching Music”

Supporting Early Music Making

Everybody has a memory of being a child and being told you cannot do something or that you aren’t good enough, and it can completely destroy your confidence. To make sure this doesn’t happen to the children in your care, here are some things you can say to continue encouraging them without harming their self confidence.