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Born to Sing and Dance - The Importance of Music and Movement in the Early Years
Wednesday 19th March 2014
10.00am - 4.00pm
Emma Cons Hall, Morley College
LEYMN Early Years Conference 2014
Music makes us move. We tap a finger, nod our head, wiggle a little and sometimes combine all to make a dance. But what does music and movement mean for young children? What does it look like? Why is it important? From birth babies respond to music and rhythm. We use music to form relationships, encourage play and interactions, share messages and, fundamentally, support the development of skills. We use movement to express ourselves, communicate with others, respond to sounds and music and to feel invigorated and well.
How, as musicians and child care practitioners, can we encourage this? How do we recognise and support our young children in making music and moving? The annual LEYMN conference explores these questions through a day of thought-provoking presentations and workshops that share practical skills to put into practice in early years settings.
We are particularly delighted that Colwyn Trevarthen from the University of Edinburgh has agreed to deliver our keynote speech around musicality in movement. Watch this space as more presenters are announced!
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