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Music in Nursery

What a buzz to know that something simple like participating in music activities can be so much fun and also an enriching developmental experience!


A recurring theme in research is that infants' active involvement in music experiences reaps rich developmental rewards.


Watch the short video below to discover more how listening to music and learning to play an instrument can help to develop your brain power!




How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? This video explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

Here are some great songs and simple rhymes by two of our favourite You Tube stars!


Dana and Lindsey are two librarians from the United States and we adore their songs and rhymes. They have their very own You Tube channel 'jbrary' so you might want to check it out.



10 Little Fingers

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1 little, 2 little, 3 little fingers

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A super finger rhyme that is especially great for sharing with very young children and babies.

5 Elephants in the Bath Tub.mp4

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We have been learning the number rhyme 5 Currant Buns. We are learning about addition and subtraction using the rhyme. Perhaps you could make some buns like in the photo below and encourage your child to role-play the rhyme. Why not use real penny coins and teach about money at the same timesurprise


5 Currant Buns in a Baker's Shop

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Print and cut out 5 Currant Buns

Raffi's Five Green and Speckled Frogs With Lyrics

Nice elementary school song to teach students subtraction.