Developed in collaboration with the speech-language specialist Helen Ayres. Our two publications, published by Victorina Press are:
Songo (for Children & Families)
A CD of 20 fabulous songs for early years with a beautifully illustrated book for families to sing and enjoy the songs at home, extending the benefits of the project in a way that the whole family can enjoy.
Songo (for Children, Early Years Settings & Practitioners)
An extensive and invaluable resource for anyone working with children at early years founded on many years of specialist development of Musiko Musika’s work with young children and nursery practitioners. Each song has a double-page spread of highly accessible and relevant activities to support and develop strong speech and language skills, PSED and other key areas of early years development. The progression of musical skills flows naturally through the book and links are made throughout to the Early Years Framework.
Buy Songo (for Children & Families) here
Buy Songo (for Children, Early Years Settings & Practitioners) here
The Covid-recovery Project provided a programme of music workshops, training and family activities for nurseries and schools in Hammersmith & Fulham and Andover to address the severe impact of the pandemic on young children’s learning and development.
Spotlights on practice
Practitioners: Training and development for long-term impact and implementation
Early Years Settings: The challenges of the diversity and changing environment
Families: Strategies for engagement and adapting our work
Songo and the Early Learning Goals: Tools and approaches to support practitioners
WE ARE HERE!!: is a two-year project in Hammersmith and Fulham to develop strong speech and language skills in early years through music by providing training for nursery practitioners, workshops and family projects.
i am here!! (2012-14): an early years project that used music to support the acquisition of strong speech and language skills in young children. The team of music leaders worked with a speech and language consultant to develop the songs and linguistics activities that were used in workshops for nursery age children. Training and a resource package in audio, print and online were used to support the long-term sustainability and use of the programme in nursery settings by nursery staff.
The World Music Academy: Inspire: The project provided training for young musicians aged 15 to 24 from culturally diverse and disadvantaged communities to support their progression towards a career in the music industry.