Musical Storytime and Musical Letter Sounds
Join Storyteller Rohini Vij and Boogiemites trainer Tasha Bretten to learn how to enhance storytelling with music, encouraging a love of stories and music in children under the age of 5 through interactive musical story time. The focus is on developing foundations for phonics through storytelling and songs that make playing with letter sounds fun. Rohini Vij will cover a letter sound story and song, and Tasha Bretten will cover 2 Boogie Mites songs that support development and encourage engagement. You will have access to videos and supporting resources for the story and songs.
Training via zoom Saturday 5th November 2022 at 2:30 to 3:45 pm (IST).
We are all aware of the benefits of stories and music for our young children, so why not combine them! Active music making activities can help with engagement of under 5’s and with retaining sounds, words and actions, in a way that only music can.
Neuromusical evidence suggests that music in early years can play a valuable role to close the gap in the areas that have suffered during the pandemic years, supporting children with self-regulation, group skills and building strong foundations for maths, literacy and learning generally. It can also support development of pro-social behaviour and social cohesion which in turn support children’s social and emotional wellbeing. Combine music with stories and we have a powerful tool for boosting children’s school ready development, and lifelong love of music and literature with it!
In this webinar we consider how music and stories can combine to support development of strong foundations for phonics through playing with letter sounds.
Nutspace Founder Rohini Vij discovered the power of Boogie Mites music for enlivening her storytelling sessions for under 5’s:
“I have always believed in the immense power of stories and music in the classroom. As a story educator, I am always looking for new and exciting ways to engage young learners. I usually start a lesson with a warm-up activity, this could be a game, a breathing exercise, fun facts or a song. This initial onboarding activity ensures that the students are hooked at the outset. This mostly works for children above six years of age. However, for children in the early years it’s musical engagement at the beginning of a lesson that alone captures their attention.
When I discovered music by Boogie Mites, a few years ago, I knew I had to integrate it into my lessons. These songs were not the usual rhymes, they were music stories, the missing ingredient in my lesson! Before long, the storytelling class for toddlers turned into a music stories lesson. We now start all our lessons with an active body movement and music routine where children use a variety of props as they move and shake along with peppy beats and catchy words. The rhyme and rhythm quality and rich vocabulary along with an active body movement routine fosters early language development, numeracy skills, fine and gross motor control, imagination and general awareness, among others. The children and parents of NutSpace are hooked on Boogie Mites!”
Join this training session to learn from the knowledge and expertise of Rohini and Tasha, to cover a Nutspace letter sound story and song, plus 2 Boogie Mites songs which you can trial and enjoy with the children in your care.
You will have access to a recording of the session for one week after the live date and access to the stories and songs forever.
This training session will be relevant for all teachers, carers and parents of children in early years (2-5 years).
Date: Saturday 5th November 2022
Time: 2:30 to 3:45 pm (IST)
Where: via zoom (details provided after purchase)
Cost: 3000 per person (including GST)
- Story telling tips and benefits
- Adding music activities to storytelling time, tips and benefits
- Neuro-musical evidence supporting active music making benefits for language development and foundations for phonics
- Developing foundations for phonics stories and musical activities that play with letter sounds
- Nutspace “C” story and song
- 2 Boogie Mites songs
The Nutspace story and Boogie Mites songs will be available for you to access online:
- Nutspace story and song for letter C
Boogie Mites song resources will be available for you to access via our CustomerHub:
- Wave Hello (Action song)
- Let’s Tap A Word (Tapping song)
Rohini Vij is a professional storyteller, educator, listed & certified Jolly Phonics UK trainer, curriculum developer, parenting coach, founder of NutSpace, and mom. She is on a mission to raise readers and is actively engaged with curriculum development for schools and her own ed-tech platform – Nutspace Edtech (www.nutspace.in)
The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 stresses on the need for a reading culture in the classroom. Rohini actively trains teachers on integrating reading and storytelling in the classroom.
Rohini has widely trained teachers in incorporating The Art of Storytelling in the classroom and phonics. She has gained global recognition as a storyteller by performing on various international platforms.
She has developed curriculum for schools across the country and has worked with various state governments to train their teachers.
Tasha Bretten has been working as a Boogie Mites teacher and trainer for 2 years following 13 years as a Primary School Teacher working across all year groups, with a passion for supporting children’s literacy and musical development. Tasha is a trained opera singer but having said this she is first to say: “You don’t have to be a trained singer to lead Boogie Mites. You can do it!”
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