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Have a read of our Hot Topics articles on songs and music ideas.

Fun activities for you to try with your baby, toddler or preschooler to help encourage learning through play.
Make your own tin can drums

Make your own tin can drums

The kids will love these homemade tin can drums! They can be made from recycled materials and things you already have at home. You can also make several different sized drums using other types of containers to show how the sound changes depending on the size.
Yoyo Shakers

Yoyo Shakers

These yoyo shakers are easy to make and a great way to teach your little one about music and different rhythms. Why not get a group of children together and play to the same beat or show them how to move with the rhythm and dance together.
Make your own musical instruments

Make your own musical instruments

Kids love creating their own music from an early age! Make your own musical instruments from things you have at home.
Glove bagpipes

Glove bagpipes

Such fun! Kids will love these glove bagpipes. Teach them to play different notes and make up a band with their friends. They’ll learn about music and rhythm, perseverance, concentration and hand-eye co-ordination skills.
Traditional nursery rhymes Part 1

Traditional nursery rhymes Part 1

When was the last time you sang a nursery rhyme? It may not have been since your own childhood or you may just be a little bit rusty, so here are the words to a few favourites to help refresh your memory and to sing to your own kids.
Traditional nursery rhymes Part 2

Traditional nursery rhymes Part 2

Nursery rhymes are an important part of a child’s development, helping them to increase their vocabulary and develop their counting skills. Check out our list of popular kids nursery rhymes and learn the words to sing with your little one.
9 ways music & movement helps young kids learn

9 ways music & movement helps young kids learn

By adding music to movement young kids gain so many more benefits beyond movement alone, and it is lots of fun! From developing their language, memory and social skills to creative thinking and focused listening, they also start to build music foundations such as singing in tune and moving in time. So what can young kids get out of well-written music and movement experiences?
8 ways to nurture music at home

8 ways to nurture music at home

Find out how you can create music at home and incorporate it into your kids daily routine. There are a lot of easy activities you can do together to help nurture their love of music, even if you’re not very musical yourself.

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