Presenting at the EYEC 2012 was lots of fun…
But the whole trip begun with ‘Learning through Music’ Professional Development workshop for educators at Camperdown Sunshine Kids, Sydney.
Friday night can be very challenging for a professional development…, however all educators were so enthusiastic and keen to learn that it made it easy and enjoyable to present. Everyone was professional, friendly, active and happy to sing and dance non stop.
[fancy_images] [image]https://www.bonkersbeat.com/mwb/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Early-Childhood-Educators-at-Sunshine-Kids-Childcare-Sydney-are-confident-and-involved-learners-e1348718319638.jpg[/image] [image]https://www.bonkersbeat.com/mwb/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Making-music-and-dancing-with-Bonkers-was-fun1-e1348719098783.jpg[/image] [image]https://www.bonkersbeat.com/mwb/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Connecting-and-contributing-to-the-world-can-be-learnt-and-achieved-through-music1-e1348719011848.jpg[/image] [image]https://www.bonkersbeat.com/mwb/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Staff-and-children-have-a-strong-sense-of-identity-which-reflects-in-EYLF-Outcome-one-e1348718831950.jpg[/image] [/fancy_images] [margin30] Connecting and contributing to the world can be taught and achieved through music.
If staff had so much fun… children will love it too!
Creating a music program that reflects and supports the NQS Quality Area and all five Outcomes of EYLF is not so difficult. We just need to remember to use highly educational and age appropriate material and be creative in a way how we deliver the program to children.
The workshop at Sunshine Kids has proven again and again that all early childhood educators are enthusiastic about new ideas and want to learn more practical tools.
Very often all Five Outcomes from the Early Years Learning Framework can be covered in one musical experience!
[fancy_images] [image]https://www.bonkersbeat.com/mwb/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Learning-through-dancing-supports-EYLF-Outcome-one-e1348718748877.jpg[/image] [image]https://www.bonkersbeat.com/mwb/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Strong-sense-of-wellbeing-can-be-achieved-through-quality-music-and-movement-program-e1348718292813.jpg[/image] [image]https://www.bonkersbeat.com/mwb/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Enjoying-beautiful-views-and-relaxing-atmosphere-at-the-Bondi-beach-after-a-busy-weekend-in-Sysney-e1348718439765.jpg[/image] [/fancy_images] [margin30] Music is not only helping children improve their social skills, concentration, speech, language, listening skills, gross motor and fine motor skills, co-operation and team work, patience, imagination, self-esteem, acceptance, memory, spatial intelligence, sense of beat, rhythm, singing, playing instruments, appreciation and love of music, multicultural and social identity. Music helps children AND ADULTS develop a strong sense of wellbeing. Music is powerful! Music is magic!
As you can see the trip was amazing! I am still receiving emails and invitations to come back to Sydney for more presentations, workshops and introduce Bonkers Beat Music & Wellbeing Programs in childcare centres, kinders and schools.
So, I hope to see you and many other lovely educators of NSW very soon…
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