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POSTPONED Music and Stories to Support Communication and Language


Training for all early years practitioners and childminders


Sharing stories and music is arguably the primary method we have of passing culture on to our children. They work well together – rhythm and music help in working with a story and presenting songs as a story helps to enrich the music. This practical workshop is about how to bring the story out in our songs and how to put music into our stories.

Aims and objectives - Delegates will have opportunities to:

  • Learn new highly tellable and memorable stories and story songs
  • Learn ways to encourage children’s own stories and story play
  • Learn how songs, games and rhymes help to support all kinds of communication including language acquisition and phonological awareness
  • Think about telling stories without books – making magic and shiny eyes
  • Gain confidence in using percussion instruments
  • Gain a toolbox of basic story elements and structures and how this helps with an improvisatory approach to story telling and making

Trainer: Steve Grocott
“An inspirational teacher” T.E.S.

Steve is a qualified teacher, professional musician and composer who specialises in music and storytelling in the Early Years and Key Stage 1. He is an Associate of the British Association for Early Childhood Education and a trustee of Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children.
He has given courses for early years practitioners at The Institute for Education, The Childminders Association and The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, who use his CDs in their own courses. He has worked with Pie Corbett on the Story Songs CD/ROM which is used in his Talk4Writing training.

During a long and highly enjoyable career he has :
  • Recorded more than eighty songs, rhymes and stories that delight both children and adults
  • Appeared on television, radio and concert venues throughout the country
  • Given practitioner training for over twenty local authorities and universities


Training for all early years practitioners and childminders

02 Jun 2020 09:30 - 15:30

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Bi-Borough Childcare and Early Education Service
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Date and Time

02 Jun 2020 09:30 - 15:30


Kensington Town Hall - Freeman Suite (CHR / Christmas Room), Hornton Street, Kensington, London, W8 7NX


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