Sing and Learn is a unique programme using songs, rhythmic games and other musical and linguistics activities to enable the development of strong speech and language skills and other areas of the curriculum through music from early years upwards. More than 150 teachers and early years practitioners have been trained in the UK and Chile to deliver the programme.
WE are here!!
Since 2017 WE ARE HERE!! has given children aged 2 to 5 in the south of Hammersmith & Fulham and their families an outstanding opportunity to secure the development of their speech and language skills through a musical programme specifically designed to address deficits in this critical area of early years development and improve their long-term personal, social and educational outcomes.
Photo by Peter Lewis-Dale
This is achieved by the delivery of a specially devised programme based on the highly effective i am here!! model created by Musiko Musika in 2012-14 which is an evidence-based approach to the use of music to achieve significant improvements to speech and language skills in early years. The project WE ARE HERE!! has reached over 800 children, and is funded by Youth Music, Dr Edwards & Bishop King’s Fulham Charity and the Hammersmith and Fulham Fast Track Fund
training & resources
Developed in collaboration with the speech-language specialist Helen Ayres, we offer workshops and training for early years practitioners and teachers as well as books, CDs and video.
Our two new 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
Contact us for details of training and workshops