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Music -Waiata

 Music -Waiata

Level 3 Lockdown meant much smaller numbers of children attending, and with a few new rules and regulations in place. But that hasn't stopped us from having fun and sharing some creative activities for the children to explore and have fun with.

Today we made some musical instruments together, some shakers and clappers. What great fun we all had as we decorated our musical instruments. The children were super excited when they had finished making their instruments and they realised they could make their own music with their instruments that they had made. There was lots of laughing and sharing as they shared and showed what their musical instrument could do.

Children learn to express themselves through music and art, they practice teamwork, and it also enhances social skills. Immersing children in music can help boost their brain power. Music stimulates the parts of the brain associated with academic achievement and emotional development, it encourages a release of physical and emotional energy, expression, and creativity.

We know this play provides an opportunity for our tamariki to practice and develop their language and social skills by merely being with and talking to other children, It boosts the development of problem-solving and self-regulation skills alongside role modelling and exploring what they see within their daily lives.

Ka mau te wehi nga tamariki.– Awesome.