WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS AND
PARENTS OF CHILDREN AGED 0 – 7
Saturday 9th August 2014, 9.30 am – 4pm
|9.15 am Registration|
|9.45 - 10.30 All in
WHY MUSIC AND MOVEMENT?
Janet Channon will focus on the many benefits to the whole child of involvement in music and movement.
|10.30 – 11.00 Morning tea|
|11.00 – 12.15 Workshop 1|
MOVED BY MUSIC
This workshop offers an introduction to the Dalcroze Eurhythmics Approach to Music Education:
Developing the person as a musician and the musician as a person.
This vibrant collection of songs and activities for children aged 2-6 continues the Kids Music Company tradition of fun learning supported by well researched benefits to learning for the whole child. All songs involve active participation, developing fundamental movement skills through to enjoying songs about eating healthy food.
The resource will be available for purchase but purchase is not essential.
|12.15 – 1.00 Lunch|
|1.00 – 2.15 Workshop 2|
TAP TAP! CLICK CLICK! SHAKE SHAKE!
This practical workshop will include musical games and actionsongs, using instruments, tappers and bean bags. It alsoreinforces what children are learning when they are engaged in music making and how music profoundly affects our children’s brains.
|Seiuli Luama Sauni
PACIFIC PERFORMING ARTS
Teachers will participate in practical experiences using dance and music from different islands of the Pacific.
This workshop will focus on :
Introduction of simple traditional and contemporary styles of music and dance from 5 different islands of the Pacific – Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Cook Islands, and Tokelau.
Using a culturally integrated approach to implement an exciting and enjoyable musical programme in ECE. Reference to Te Whariki Curriculum, and Pasifika Research.
Practice using Pasifika languages to help increase teacher competency when implementing music and dance with diverse learners.
|2.15 – 2.30 Break|
|2.30 – 3.45 Workshop 3|
SINGING GAMES TO BUILD VOCAL CONFIDENCE.
Many young children hear only recorded singing, often of songs beyond their developmental stage. They need
live models and plenty of repetition to develop basic singing skills and confidence. A variety of g ames can provide such opportunities.
Focus will be on the ukulele as an accompaniment to singing with easy strumming and simple picking techniques that can be used for various songs in early childhood. Ukulele in soundscapes to enable collaborative music making will be introduced.
Judi Cranston - Presenter
Judi Cranston is an educator, musician and composer of children's music. She is also the founder of KindyRock, and has over 25 years experience teaching in New Zealand classrooms and in the community.
Janet Channon - Presenter
Janet Channon with her business partner Wendy Jensen, set up Kids Music Company 22 years ago, providing classes for children and resources for teachers. She has extensive experience working with preschool children and leading workshops for teachers in NZ, Australia, Asia and the UK.
Shirley Harvey - Presenter
Seiuli Luama Sauni - Presenter
Marie Willis - Presenter
Caroline Zeeman - Presenter