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Sue Newman and Harriet Thomas on the role of music in community learning and cohesion with BoogieMites

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Sue Newman and Harriet Thomas on the role of music in community learning and cohesion with BoogieMites


Sue Newman and Harriet Thomas of Boogie Mites. Boogie Mites offers Early Years families, practitioners and the wider community the knowledge, resources and confidence to harness the power of active music-making each and every day.

In this interview, we discuss how music can support children’s development, including references to the leading research in this area. We then go on to discuss how music supports community cohesion in many different ways and how Boogie Mites can be used in intergenerational music-making sessions as well as with parents.

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Links for further information:
Link to case study of group of nurseries that have taken Boogie Mites School Ready Literacy Programme in-house

Link to video of practitioners giving their view about Boogie Mites training and programme

Brainvolts auditory neuroscience project North Western University, Illinois

Anita Collins website

Anita Colllins Facebook page

Anita Collins TED Talk

Anita Collins interview with Boogie Mites

Link to Chichester University study – follow links to download full report or executive summary.

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Kathy Brodie

Kathy Brodie