Listening to music and moving in response to the sounds we hear is the most natural reaction in the world. The Little Book of Music and Movement is packed full of ideas and activities for early years settings. The musical sources are varied and eclectic, including classical, pop, jazz, world, traditional, some well-kwn and others undiscovered gems, and all easily available via www.youtube.com or other internet sources. This book gives practitioners information, resources and confidence to use lots of music to enrich the learning environment. Alongside ideas for movement, other ideas for expressive arts activities such as art, music and drama are included in 'Whatever next' sections and links to other curriculum areas which include 'EYFS connections'.
Judith Harries has been teaching music and drama in Northampton for over 15 years, working with children from the ages of nine months to eleven years. Before teaching, she worked for various music publishers including Boosey & Hawkes, Faber Music and Oxford University Press involved in commissioning and writing new product for the educational music market. She now edits and writes extensively for early years publications and has written several books in the Planning for Learning series (Step Forward), The Little Book of Sound Ideas (Featherstone) and the Stepping Stones to Creativity series (Step Forward).