Boogie Mites Music Club

Boogie Mites Music Club will keep you updated with early years music tips, ideas and free songs! What a great way to learn!

Boogie Mites has been inspiring families with interactive music sessions for over 20 years! With our original songs and homemade instruments, we make music time fun! And while your child is fully focused on banging drums, clapping hands and dancing, they are boosting physical, communication and social skills too. Watch out for our amazing teachers Emma, Sharon and Tamsyn, who will be popping on fr

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12/07/2024

FUN-DAY FRIDAY! 🎉

This weekend, why not explore all of the developmental benefits playing with bubbles can bring?

By blowing bubbles for our children to chase and pop, we are helping to develop their gross motor skills as they reach out for the bubbles and as they run, their fine motor skills as they use their fingers for pointing and popping the bubbles, their attention and focus skills, their hand-eye co-ordination, and their sense of cause and effect.

If you would like to have a go at some easy home-made bubbles, then here is a recipe:
https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-make-bubble-mixture

11/07/2024

Join us on Monday July 15th, for our webinar: "Music Activities for SEN."

Co-presented by Boogie Mites tutors and trainers, Tasha, Liv and Pauline, find out about the research and evidence around supporting children with SEND through music.

Find out how some of our Boogie Mites School Ready songs can be adapted for children with additional needs, and hear about the case study of Pauline’s Boogie Mites sessions with Riverside School in Portsmouth. She will also share her experience of working in SEN schools across Hampshire, adapting Boogie Mites songs for children with different needs and parent involvement projects.

• Includes 2 Boogie Mites original songs and resources with lifetime access.
• CPD certificate.
• Access to the recording for one week afterwards.

Music Activities for SEN
MONDAY 15th JULY 2024, 7-8:15pm UK TIME, VIA ZOOM.

Find out more and sign up here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/music-activities-for-sen/

10/07/2024

After the successful launch of our Boogie Mites Music Taster Training package: Music and Movement=Language and Literacy, we're excited to announce an August launch of our ABCD Music Methodology package: The ABCD of Do-Re-Mi.

You can sign up to express an interest and gain access to a video of Dr Anita Collins discussing the neuro-musical evidence underpinning the music methodology and Boogie Mites music activities. You will also be kept up to date with launch information and offer.

The ABCD of Do-Re-Mi music package will include a teacher training course, 6 songs, a workshop plan, song videos and notes.

Sign up to our Expression of Interest list here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/abcd-course/

10/07/2024

Start Your Own Children’s Business That Works For You 💜

Are you tired of being an absent parent in your children’s life? Are you juggling your role as a parent and as a working professional? Then our Boogie Mites licensee opportunity is for you!

Our Licensee opportunity gives you the flexibility to fix that work-life balance, engage with amazing children and families, and spread the joy of active music making.

Download the FREE no-obligation Boogie Mites Licensee Guide here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/run-your-own-early-years-business/

Sound Environment Matters Masterclass with Dr Kathryn Murray & Sue Newman 09/07/2024

Sound is our biggest information gathering sense, our primary means of communication, at the very core or our existence as interconnecting humans.

But are we prioritising it when planning the learning environment, as we should be?

If you’re re-jigging your learning environment, setting up a new classroom or just thinking about ways to re-invigorate your learning space, then take a look at our Sound Environment Matters Masterclass, hosted by Early Years TV, and presented by Boogie Mites director Sue Newman, with founder of Future Strong Education Consultancy in Australia & environment design expert, Dr Kathryn Murray.

This insightful 4-module course will equip you with knowledge and confidence to intentionally nurture growing minds through the often-overlooked channel of the auditory environment, giving you ideas of how you can set up your learning environment to best channel the soundscape that surrounds your children.

Find out more here:

Sound Environment Matters Masterclass with Dr Kathryn Murray & Sue Newman Sound Environment Matters is a course revealing neuroscience on how music "supercharges" cognitive skills like attention, memory & self-regulation. Learn strategies for optimising auditory learning environments.

Photos from Boogie Mites Music Club's post 09/07/2024

It's TESTIMONIAL TUESDAY 🥳🥳

We are thrilled with the feedback we've received since the launch of our Taster Training Package: Music & Movement = Language & Literacy.

This great value self-paced pack is perfect for practitioners who are pressed for time, with a 30-minute training video, FOUR Boogie Mites original songs for your song library, and a complete workshop plan which details how you can incorporate all four songs into a workshop session with your children.

It's the ideal way to see what Boogie Mites programmes are all about, without committing to a whole programme before you've had a chance to get to know us!

Find out more here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/music-and-movement-language-and-literacy/

08/07/2024

Join Boogie Mites SEN Teacher and Trainer Pauline Nixon, and Boogie Mites Tutor and Trainer Liv McLennan, to consider how music activities are impactful for children with SEN.

Discover how music is an impactful social bonding activity for communicating and interacting, how music boosts cognition and learning through the activation of overlapping neural networks, how daily music activities can boost social-emotional skills and wellbeing through the release of neurotransmitters, and how the use of actions and junk percussion instruments can be used to address sensory or physical needs. Pauline will also share the case study of her Boogie Mites sessions with Riverside School in Portsmouth.

• Includes 2 Boogie Mites original songs and resources with lifetime access.
• CPD certificate.
• Access to the recording for one week afterwards.

Music Activities for SEN
MONDAY 15th JULY 2024, 7-8:15pm UK TIME, VIA ZOOM.
Find out more and sign up here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/music-activities-for-sen/

08/07/2024

Have you heard of the Summer Slide? 🛝

It’s the term used to describe the significant learning loss that happens over the summer break, when children aren’t practicing the skills and knowledge they've worked so hard on gaining all year.

But don’t despair – Boogie Mites have a fun solution!
Our Boogie Mites app is designed for parents, carers and educators to join in with their children, role-modelling the fun of shared music-making.

With 66 music videos around action songs, percussion songs, musical poems (written in collaboration with Michael Rosen) and letter sound nonsense rhymes, for children to enjoy at home and in the setting, the app is a fun way for children to develop and strengthen their language and literacy skills, beat synchronisation, phonological awareness, and sound-processing skills, laying strong foundations for learning.

You can trial 18 videos for a whole month, completely FREE when you sign up to subscribe! Find us on the Apple App Store, Google Play or via our own website shop link: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/boogie-mites-app/

05/07/2024

We're so excited for you to listen to the podcast we recorded for Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-Schools!!👂👂

You can now find all 4 episodes, all about Boogie Mites. The what's, the why's and the how's are all included in this series.

As some of you may know Boogie Mites is an important part of the Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-Schools curriculum, so this really was a lovely opportunity for us to reach the Happy Days families and beyond, to spread the importance of music-making in the Early Years, both in-setting and at home.

Perfect for practitioners who want to understand more and perfect for parents/carers who want to discover how to practice Boogie Mites at home to hugely benefit the children.

You can listen now on for FREE on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/58NetiwgzUdKP8ZF9u3g0s
OR Apple Podcast, OR just search “Happy Days Nursery Podcast” wherever you usually access your podcasts :-)

05/07/2024

Boost children’s pre-literacy skills ready for school through music, with MONTH-LONG FREE TRIAL of our app!

We’re Going On A BEAT Hunt 🥁🥁🥁

Boogie Mites have collaborated with children’s author Michael Rosen to produce the Musical Poems music videos included in Boogie Mites App. Michael recognises the important part that music can play in strengthening children’s language and literacy skills.

Our app contains music videos around action songs, percussion songs, musical poems and letter sound nonsense rhymes, for children to enjoy at home and in the setting. The music activities are for educators, parents and carers to join in with their children, role modelling the fun of shared music making.

You can subscribe to trial 18 music videos FREE OF CHARGE for one month here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/boogie-mites-app/

04/07/2024

It's THINKING THURSDAY! 🧠

The earlier we introduce our children to music, the better. Music is a whole brain workout, a sociable activity, a tool for learning...... a way of life.

Children begin their phonological awareness journey through matching beat patterns to syllables, and build confidence through joining in with songs, chants and actions.

The brain uses the same neural network for music as it does for speech; they are intrinsically linked and we should make the most of this at every opportunity. Music unlocks learning. Music is key.

*With thanks to Bigger Better Brains for this quote/image*

03/07/2024

Our July themed webinar is “Music Activities for SEN.”

Boogie Mites SEN Teacher and Trainer Pauline Nixon, and Boogie Mites Tutor and Trainer Liv McLennan, share their experience of leading Boogie Mites in SEN schools and family groups.

Join this webinar to gain top tips for adapting Boogie Mites music activities for children with different abilities.

They will talk about how you can use music to support SEN children in a mainstream setting, and how it can be used for children with more complex needs.

• Includes 2 Boogie Mites original songs and resources with lifetime access.
• CPD certificate.
• Access to the recording for one week afterwards.

Music Activities for SEN
MONDAY 15th JULY 2024, 7-8:15pm UK TIME, VIA ZOOM.

Find out more and sign up here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/music-activities-for-sen/

02/07/2024

Boost children’s pre-literacy skills ready for school through music, with a FREE MONTH-LONG TRIAL of our Boogie Mites App!

🧠 The Brain Boosting Power of Music 🧠

Boogie Mites WebApp: Building Strong Foundations For Language and Literacy Through Music is now available for subscription, with music videos around action songs, percussion songs, musical poems and letter sound nonsense rhymes, for children to enjoy at home and in the setting.

The music activities are for educators, parents and carers to join in with their children, role-modelling the fun of shared music making. Hear Dr Anita Collins explain how neuroscience studies provide evidence of the power of music in developing strong foundations for literacy.

You can subscribe to trial 18 music videos FREE OF CHARGE for one month: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/boogie-mites-app/

01/07/2024

It's MUSIC MONDAY! 🎼💚

This week, we're sharing a brilliant clip of Tap Tap Tap, from our Sticks and Sounds programme, shared in a SEND setting.

We will be singing the full version of this song in our upcoming webinar, Music Activities for SEN, on Monday 15th July.

Find out more here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/music-activities-for-sen/

Photos from Boogie Mites Music Club's post 28/06/2024

🇦🇪 CALLING ALL OUR FRIENDS IN THE MIDDLE EAST / NORTH AFRICA REGION! 🇦🇪

Our MENA region collaborator, Fatima will co-present a FREE online webinar with Boogie Mites Trainer, Tasha, to launch Boogie Mites brand new taster training package, Music & Movement = Language & Literacy, for educators, families and carers of children ages 2-5 years in the MENA region TOMORROW - June 29th.

This webinar will be hosted in both English AND Arabic, with supporting slides in both languages also.

Check out the MENA region page on Boogie Mites website, and book your spot on the FREE launch webinar:
https://boogiemites.co.uk/boogie-mites-in-mena/

27/06/2024

Boost children’s pre-literacy skills ready for school through music, with a FREE MONTH-LONG TRIAL to our Boogie Mites App!

Let's talk about....... Sounds Before Letters!

Research shows us that children need to have good phonological awareness, be able to hear sounds clearly in the order in which they occur, before they are taught phonics and letters, ready for reading. Phonics teaching starts in the first year of primary school at age 4-5 years.

Children’s phonological awareness can be strengthened before school through lots of musical experiences, playing with sounds and language.

Boogie Mites WebApp: Building Strong Foundations For Language and Literacy Through Music is now available for subscription, with music videos around action songs, percussion activities, musical poems and letter sound nonsense rhymes, for children to enjoy at home and in the setting.
The music activities are for educators, parents and carers to join in with their children, role modelling the fun of shared music making.

You can subscribe to trial 18 music videos FREE OF CHARGE, when you subscribe here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/boogie-mites-app/

26/06/2024

It's WHY MUSIC WEDNESDAY! 🧐🎵

Music can play a pivotal role in our health and wellbeing.

We already know from neuroscientific research and evidence that listening to or playing music releases a wealth of chemicals in our brain. Dopamine give us a sense of pleasure, achievement and reward. Oxytocin helps us to feel connected to others, establishing positive relationships. Serotonin helps to stabilise our mood, and increases feelings of joy and happiness. Endorphins reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, whilst giving our mood a boost.

In addition to this, dancing and moving along to our favourite music gives us a physical workout, helping to improve our physical skills and gross motor movements, whilst playing instruments (even small homemade shakers) helps to improve our fine motor skills and coordination.

So... dance like no-one's watching, and sing at the top of your lungs - after all, it's good for you!

Happy Boogie-ing!

The ABCD of Do Re Mi: harness the power of music in early years 25/06/2024

It's Early Years Alliance Playweek, and Boogie Mites are happy to be taking part this Wednesday evening, with our FREE webinar "The ABCD of Do Re Mi: harness the power of music in early years."

In consultation with Dr Anita Collins, neuromusical researcher and founder of Bigger Better Brains, Liv McLennan, trainer and teacher for Boogie Mites Music Community Projects CIC will give an overview of Boogie Mites' ABCD Music Methodology, informed by neuroscience evidence and 20 years of feedback from educators, parents and children.

Learn how regular interactive music and movement activities in early years impacts brain development to strengthen neural pathways ready for learning in a school environment.

This FREE online webinar will take place 7:30-8:30pm UK time, Wednesday 26th June. Reserve your spot here:

The ABCD of Do Re Mi: harness the power of music in early years Learn how regular interactive music and movement activities in early years impacts brain development to strengthen neural pathways ready for

25/06/2024

We are delighted to announce the launch of Boogie Mites music training, resources and workshops in Singapore. Welcome to the Boogie Mites family Rita Liew.

Rita is the Founder and CEO of Music Matters in Singapore, a platform for teachers' training, distribution of music materials, since 2010. Having taught piano, conducted Kinder Beat and Encore On Keys enrichment classes in local schools and kindergartens over many years, Rita spotted a gap for neuroscience informed teacher and parent music education alongside music programmes that they can be supported to deliver themselves, as part of daily activities.

Rita has a passion for the many benefits of daily music engagement from birth and is on a mission to equip early years educators and families in Singapore to harness the power of music, to embed musical activities into their daily routines.

Rita looks forward to showcasing Boogie Mites core music programmes with Singapore Early Years Professionals and parents, to strengthen foundations for literacy, boost wellbeing for everyone involved, to support children's school readiness through music. Like Boogie Mites, Rita's practice is informed by the neuro-musical evidence presented by world renowned Dr Anita Collins and Bigger Better Brains.

Rita will be launching Boogie Mites brand new taster training package, Music & Movement = Language & Literacy, to our friends in Singapore with a FREE online webinar on July 1st 8pm-8.30pm local time (1pm UK time).

Check out Rita's page on Boogie Mites website, and book your spot on the FREE launch webinar: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/about/international-learn-english-through-music/boogie-mites-in-singapore/

24/06/2024

Start Your Own Children’s Business That Works For You ⭐️

Are you tired of being an absent parent in your children’s life? Are you juggling your role as a parent and as a working professional? Then our Boogie Mites licensee opportunity is for you!

Our Licensee opportunity gives you the flexibility to fix that work-life balance, engage with amazing children and families, and spread the joy of active music making.

Download the FREE no-obligation Boogie Mites Licensee Guide here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/run-your-own-early-years-business/

The Benefits Of Boogie Mites - Happy Days Nursery 21/06/2024

It's been an exciting day for us as we've just finished recording a four part podcast hosted by Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-Schools!
Keep an eye (and ear!) out for it being released soon 👀👂👂

Here's a blog that we wrote for them earlier this month:

The Benefits Of Boogie Mites - Happy Days Nursery The Hollies Daycare Nursery in Cardiff is thrilled to celebrate one year of being part of the Happy Days Nurseries group.

21/06/2024

Boogie Mites launches in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

We are delighted to announce a partnership with Fatima Atieah for introduction of Boogie Mites early childhood music packages for educators and families across the MENA region.

Fatima is a phonics and literacy teacher/trainer with over 10 years of experience working in the educational sector. Based in Dubai, Fatima has recently represented Phonics Shed as Regional Ambassador, and has been a Phonics/ Literacy Trainer at National Academy Dubai. Fatima spotted a gap for neuroscience informed teacher/ parent music education and resources to support development of strong foundations for phonics and literacy across the region.

Fatima will collaborate with Boogie Mites to offer online training, to share the many benefits of regular music engagement for building strong school ready skills, she joins us on our mission to equip early years educators and families to harness the power of music, to embed musical activities into their daily routines. Fatima can offer Arabic translation so that we can also reach non-English-speaking teachers and parents and adapt our programmes to include culturally appropriate content, as required for the MENA region.

Fatima will co-present a FREE online webinar with Boogie Mites Trainer, Tasha, to launch Boogie Mites brand new taster training package, Music & Movement = Language & Literacy, for educators, families and carers of children ages 2-5 years in the MENA region on June 29th.

Check out the MENA region page on Boogie Mites website, and book your spot on the FREE launch webinar: https://boogiemites.co.uk/boogie-mites-in-mena/

21/06/2024

It's FUN-DAY FRIDAY! 🎉

Making home-made play dough is a great activity for helping your children develop a whole range of skills, including developing fine motor skills as they manipulate the play dough in their hands and fingers, building up wrist and hand muscles, expanding their vocabulary as you talk together about colour, shape, texture and ingredients, and having the opportunity to venture into mark-making by drawing into the play dough. You can even introduce some maths vocabulary language as you measure out ingredients together.

You can find an easy playdough recipe from BBC Tiny Happy People here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/articles/z4tdd6f

Happy Boogie-ing!

Phonics Fun 20/06/2024

If you're looking for a fun way to beat the Summer Slide this year, why not keep on top of language, communication and literacy skills through the superpower of music with our Boogie Mites at Home App?

With Boogie Mites original Topical Tunes, Phonic Fun songs written with our partners at NutSpace India, and Musical Poems written in collaboration with well-loved children's author Michael Rosen, you can trial the app for FREE for a WHOLE MONTH when you subscribe here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/boogie-mites-app/

https://youtu.be/bFX319eQGF0

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19/06/2024

Boost children’s pre-literacy skills ready for school through music with a FREE month-long trial of our Boogie Mites App!

Boogie Mites WebApp: Building Strong Foundations For Language and Literacy Through Music is now available for subscription, packed full of music videos around action songs, percussion songs, musical poems and letter sound nonsense rhymes, for children to enjoy at home and in the setting.

The music activities are for educators, parents and carers to join in with their children, role-modelling the fun of shared music making. Hear Dr Anita Collins explain how neuroscience studies provide evidence of the power of music in developing strong foundations for literacy.

You can subscribe to trial 18 music videos FREE OF CHARGE for one month here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/boogie-mites-app/

18/06/2024

Have you read our Speech and Language article yet?

We have contributed an article about the importance of rhythmic awareness for developing strong language and literacy skills to the Speech Link Magazine published this month. You can read the article on page 14/15. https://speechandlanguage.link/the-link-community/the-link-magazine/

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