We Sing We Grow
- 0-2 years of age with parent/caregivers (adapted for all levels of functioning)
- 3-5 years of age with parent/caregivers (adapted for all levels of functioning)
Created by an Accredited Music Therapist, this early childhood music & movement program uses developmentally appropriate curriculum that encourages and facilitates parent/caregiver involvement, with a specialization in post-partum depression. Programs use an improvisational approach built on play, while developing early musical skills such as moving to the beat and singing in tune, and focusing on a variety of goal areas including: physical, social, emotional and cognitive development; self-confidence; self-expression; and musical creativity.
Home materials and apps (included in the price), are provided to encourage participation and learning between sessions.
“We Sing, We Grow” is research-based! The curriculum combines neuroscience, psychology, and early childhood learning. So we know what we’re doing and provide you with the most well-rounded early childhood music program available. Here’s an example;
The first study to evaluate a short-term early intervention music therapy parent-infant programme using validated measures found that for 358 parents and infants, a number of significant benefits impacted the parent and child in a range of areas including education in the home, cognitive development, and parental mental health. Part of an Australian Research Council funded study used the basis that the true power of musical play lies in the unique blend of creativity, sound and face-to-face interaction; the learning is strengthened by its basis in a positive, empathic emotional relationship. Crucially, its findings are based on situations where the child’s musical activities were improvised and shared, typically with a parent – essentially a playful social experience.
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 Nicholson, J., Berthelsen, D., Abad, V., Williams, K., and Bradley, J., Impact of music therapy to promote positive parenting and child development, Journal of Health Psychology, 2008, 13, 226-238.
Barrett, Margaret, Being and Becoming Musical: towards a cultural ecological model of early music development, 2012-2015.