Singing and talent

Singing is not a rare ability given to a talented few In fact, it’s the word “talented” that can become a big problem for parents. Talent has become tainted. Following the powerful pull of Big Media, there’s a prevailing attitude of obsession...

Kindergarten music lesson plans

Short on time?  Here are 20 proven kindergarten music lesson plans ready to go . . . Your children will love these engaging kindergarten music lessons. In every lesson they are active as they play instruments, move, dance, dramatise and learn to sing new...

Why teach Nursery Rhymes? Three great reasons

Why teach nursery rhymes at home? Do you need to convince yourself or someone else of the importance of the nursery rhyme tradition?  Here are just three of the many reasons that make them crucial to early childhood learning. I hope after reading this you’ll be...

Playing at Pirates: the development of children’s moral sensibility

Grey, green, greasy – that’s the look of the water in the Port River near my home.  It’s a working river so there’s always a hint of oil slick.  It’s also home to a large number of dolphins strangely enough. Occasionally I can hear a long and exceptionally...