Category Archives: Early Childhood Development

Technology and Kids

My favorite piece of equipment is my iphone. I just love the convenience of it, the fact that I can get my emails on it, contact friends, especially those overseas, via facebook, Whatsapp and WeChat, not to mention all the … Continue reading

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Music AND Movement

When children are in the music class, or doing a music activity in the classroom, the class often includes movement, the purpose of which is either to teach a musical outcome like beat or tempo or for the affective aspect … Continue reading

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The Importance of Recess Time

We all know that our brains can’t concentrate for long periods of time at a stretch and that frequent breaks are, therefore, necessary. For children, this is even more so. I was reading an interesting article published in Return to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Dance in Schools

I am always going on about the creative and performing arts being an essential part of the curriculum because it develops the whole person so it was good to read the article (and watch the Ted talk video) by Sir … Continue reading

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When Experts Get It Wrong

As teachers, we are expected to be the fonts of all knowledge where children are concerned. From a parent’s perspective, guidance is often needed and so there is an unwritten expectation that teachers will make suggestions to parents when required. … Continue reading

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Richard Gill’s Legacy Lives On

In my last newsletter, published on 1st November 2018, I wrote of the passing of Richard Gill AO, musical luminary in Australia and champion of the cause of getting music into every school in Australia. It is ironic that just … Continue reading

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Vale Richard Gill AO

It was with great sadness that I read of Richard’s passing last Sunday from cancer, aged 76. By now, everyone in the music education world (certainly in Australia) will know this week’s sad news. From where I’m standing, 76 is … Continue reading

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