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Musical Games for Early Years

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These musical games open up the world of music to 3 to 5 year old children. This resource includes six original music games, with age-appropriate techniques that encourage young children to play instruments, use notation, improvise and respond to music or compose in small and large groups.

Games are based on simple narratives and fun songs, using props and characters that will engage and excite children. They are a great way to help young children build social relationships and enhance their social, emotional and physical well-being.

  • Six musical games
  • Six example videos
  • Six activity guides
  • Five audio tracks
  • Alignment to the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Background information to support all educators to lead music activities
  • Ideas for incorporating instruments, singing, improvisation and group music making