Boogie Mites

Research backed music resources to boost Early Years language, social and physical skills. Music is scientifically proven to boost children's development.

Now YOU can become an expert music leader in your setting and transform children's learning outcomes with our complete music training DVD packs. Find out more here:
http://www.boogiemites.co.uk/cat/13/practitioners-public-use

Boogie Mites training resources and tutor led sessions enable you to engage children and families in fun, music activities that improve outcomes across the Early Years Foun

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18/06/2024

Have you read our Speech and Language UK 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.

18/06/2024

It's TESTIMONIAL TUESDAY! 🎉

We received this feedback after delivering our School Ready Transition workshop with a Reception Year. Did you know that we can come in and run a School Ready Transition programme within your setting, boosting children's phonological awareness and consolidating their phase 1 phonics skills? This is a great way to welcome new Year R intakes in Autumn Term!

To find out more, contact [email protected]

Photos from Boogie Mites's post 17/06/2024

🚨🚨 DISCOUNT ALERT!! 🚨🚨

Regular practise of music and movement in the early years builds strong foundations for language and literacy.

Our NEW Music & Movement = Language & Literacy taster training package covers an overview of the neuroscience evidence, the importance of rhythmic awareness and sound processing skills. It covers which music activities work to build strong foundations for phonological awareness, language and literacy, and what a rich and varied daily music provision looks like.

FOR THE REST OF THIS MONTH, AS A SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY LAUNCH, WE'RE OFFERING 20% OFF THE ORIGINAL PRICE! 🥳

You will gain access to FOUR Boogie Mites original songs:
✅ An action song
✅ A tapping song
✅ A drumming song
✅ A Tidy Up song

These are covered in the training, with resources, MP3’s of songs, videos of songs in action and workshop plan, available for you to use within your setting.

Learn how to harness the power of music to support Early Years language and literacy development with Boogie Mites tried and tested, fun music activities.

USE THE CODE: MMLLTASTER20 at checkout, when you purchase the training package here:
https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/music-and-movement-language-and-literacy/

17/06/2024

Are YOU 🫵 joining us for our webinar TONIGHT?

Being outside in the fresh air is such a fantastic way to boost mood and wellbeing, but these benefits are even greater when we combine them with music.

Join Boogie Mites Trainers Tasha & Lizzie Lock to explore how you can take regular music-making outside and harness even more benefits of being outdoors for the young children in your care. Hear about Lizzie’s personal experience of music sessions outdoors through her Nature Sound Seekers sessions, and learn more about the findings of our Boogie Mites Outdoors project.

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

Making Music Outdoors
TONIGHT - MONDAY 17th JUNE 2024, 7-8:15pm UK TIME, VIA ZOOM.

Spaces available here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/making-music-outdoors/

14/06/2024

Want to spend more time outside, but unsure how to fit music into your outdoor plans?
Join Boogie Mites very own Tasha and Lizzie, to explore the benefits of music in early years, and how we can boost these even further through outdoor musical play.
Hear Lizzie's experience and findings of the Boogie Mites Outside project, and two pirate-themed outdoor songs that can help you and your children experience the fun and benefits of music outdoors this summer!

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

Making Music Outdoors
MONDAY 17th JUNE 2024, 7-8:15pm UK TIME, VIA ZOOM.

Find out more and sign up here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/making-music-outdoors/

14/06/2024

⭐️Run Your Own Rewarding Children’s Business ⭐️

Looking to combine your passion for working with children whilst making money? Share the joy of music and become a Boogie Mites licensee. Impact the lives of children and families through active music making classes, workshops and events designed to stimulate, entertain, and deliver enormous benefits to early years learning.

🎵 Low Licensee Fees
🎵 Getting Started Pack
🎵 Equipment and Content
🎵 Your Own Territory
🎵 Business Mentoring and Personal Support

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

Photos from Boogie Mites's post 13/06/2024

Exciting things happening at Boogie Mites today……

Make your guesses in the comments! 👀

13/06/2024

THINKING THURSDAY! 🧠

It's no secret now that the Musician's Advantage is the key to creating and strengthening neural connections within the brain.
Music gives the brain a complete workout, stimulating all areas simultaneously, in a way that no other activity has been seen to do.

This stimulates the neural pathways, improving cognitive function and response time. The earlier we can introduce our children to musical activity, the better placed we are to draw on this neurological advantage, at a time when brain plasticity is at its greatest.

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

12/06/2024

As we approach summer, why not think about taking music outdoors, and enjoy all the wellbeing and neuro-musical benefits that music and being outside can bring.

Join Boogie Mites Trainers Tasha & Lizzie Lock (from Boogie Mites South Oxfordshire, to explore how children can work with the steady beat, melody, dynamics, timbre and rhythm, express themselves, move and sing, with all the associated benefits that this offers to cognitive development. Enjoy two pirate-themed songs that will be great for role play games during summer and hear about the findings of our Boogie Mites Outdoors project.

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

Making Music Outdoors
MONDAY 17th JUNE 2024, 7-8:15pm UK TIME, VIA ZOOM.

Find out more and sign up here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/making-music-outdoors/

12/06/2024

This is why it's so important to squeeze a daily dose of music into every day! Encourage them to tap, shake, dance, clap and sing!
Music is the foundation for life. 💚

Every clap, tap, and rhythmic beat that children can synchronise with might tell us more about their reading abilities than we previously thought.

Far from simple musical play, rhythm exercises emerge as powerful diagnostic instruments. Could they provide educators and parents with early insights into which children might face challenges in their reading journey?

Read more here: https://www.biggerbetterbrains.com.au/research-updates/music-learning-is-the-cheapest-diagnostic-tool-you-can-find

11/06/2024

Boost children’s pre-literacy skills ready for school through music, with a one month FREE TRIAL of our app! https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/boogie-mites-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.

“….I have always been a strong believer in combining words with sounds, music and movement. I say ‘believer’, that’s to say it’s what I practise in every show that I’ve done over what is now nearly 50 years of performing in schools, libraries, festivals and theatres. It becomes clear to me every time that I perform how easy it is for children to ‘grab’ sequences of words, phrases, verses, whole poems and songs when they’re combined with movement and tonality of various kinds. This makes poetry and song ‘portable’. That’s to say we practitioners become transmitters of language, passing on the thoughts, ideas and feelings embedded in the poems and songs. The children then become the owners of what we’ve given them and quite often then become transmitters and – importantly – changers of what they have learned. They make up new poems and songs based on what we have taught them.”


Boogie Mites WebApp: Building Strong Foundations For Language and Literacy Through Music is now available for subscription.
We have made 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.

Trial our app for FREE, and see the superpower of music for yourself!

11/06/2024

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

If you’d like to explore how you can use music as a tool for boosting language and literacy skills, take a look at our newly-launched taster training package: Music and Movement = Language and Literacy: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/music-and-movement-language-and-literacy/

10/06/2024

Boogie Mites are pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with Kristy Russell – Musical Mindset Mentor, motivational speaker and founder/CEO of Moovers n Shakers Music in Australia.

Kristy has a passion for the many benefits of music and mindfulness on children’s learning, development and wellbeing, and is on a mission to equip early years educators and families in Australia to harness the power of music by consulting with Early Learning Services, educators, teachers and parents to embed musical learning and mindfulness practices into their daily routines.

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

Kristy will be launching Boogie Mites brand new taster training package, Music & Movement = Language & Literacy, to our Australian friends with a FREE online webinar on June 18th 7pm-7.30pm AEST.

Check out Kristy’s website to book your spot on the FREE launch webinar: https://www.mooversnshakersmusic.com.au/mmll

10/06/2024

It's MUSIC MONDAY! 🎵💚

Today we're sailing the Seven Seas with our pirate-themed song, "Ship Ahoy!"

This is a great song that can be taken outside, and will be included in our upcoming "Music Outdoors" webinar, next Monday!

Boost your confidence to enjoy music outdoors this summer, with our Music Outdoors webinar!
Take regular music-making outside and harness even more benefits of being outdoors for our young children.

Join Boogie Mites Trainer Tasha, along with Boogie Mites Trainer and Licensee Lizzie, who presents her experience and findings of our Boogie Mites Outside project, and tells us about her Nature Sound Seekers music sessions.

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

Making Music Outdoors
MONDAY 17th JUNE 2024, 7-8:15pm UK TIME, VIA ZOOM.

Find out more and sign up here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/making-music-outdoors/

07/06/2024

Boost children’s pre-literacy skills ready for school through music

Explore The Brain Boosting Power of Music with a FREE TRIAL of our app!

We have made music videos around action songs, percussion songs, musical poems and letter sound nonsense rhymes, for children to enjoy at home and in the setting.


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

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:

07/06/2024

Music and outdoor play both have many benefits, so why not join our June webinar, to learn ideas for combining them?

Join Boogie Mites Trainer Tasha, with Boogie Mites Trainer and Licensee, Lizzie Boogie Mites, as they explore ideas for taking music outside, discuss Lizzie’s Nature Sound Seekers sessions, and the findings of our Boogie Mites Outdoors project.

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

Making Music Outdoors
MONDAY 17th JUNE 2024, 7-8:15pm UK TIME, VIA ZOOM.

Find out more and sign up here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/making-music-outdoors/

06/06/2024

Run Your Own Boogie Mites Business

Do you have a passion for working with children and creating joyful experiences? Own a meaningful and profitable Boogie Mites license with one of the UK’s leading music enrichment operators.

Our Boogie Mites methodology sets us apart from other franchises and licensee providers, and our fantastic team will support and mentor you on your journey to growing your business.

Download the FREE Boogie Mites Licensee Guide:
https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/run-your-own-early-years-business/

05/06/2024

🚨🚨 NEW TRAINING ALERT!! 🚨🚨

Regular practise of music and movement in the early years builds strong foundations for language and literacy.

Our NEW Music & Movement = Language & Literacy taster training package covers an overview of the neuroscience evidence, the importance of rhythmic awareness and sound processing skills. It covers which music activities work to build strong foundations for phonological awareness, language and literacy, and what a rich and varied daily music provision looks like.

You will gain access to FOUR Boogie Mites original songs:
✅ An action song
✅ A tapping song
✅ A drumming song
✅ A Tidy Up song
These are covered in the training, with resources, MP3’s of songs, videos of songs in action and workshop plan, available for you to use within your setting.

Learn how to harness the power of music to support Early Years language and literacy development with Boogie Mites tried and tested, fun music activities.

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

05/06/2024

It's WHY MUSIC WEDNESDAY! 🧐🎵

Using actions with music is a great way to encourage our children to follow instructions or follow the leader.

Children often enjoy playing copycat games to music, copying and joining in with repeated dance moves, which gives them a sense of achievement, whilst encouraging them to stay active. I think it's fair to say some adults do, also! (Macarena, anyone?!)

But how can we use this fun activity in everyday life? How about, using music to encourage our children to follow instructions?

Language is processed in the left hemisphere of the brain. Music is a multisensory activity - it activates all areas of our brain at once, and so adding music to spoken instructions, taps into all areas of the brain, giving our hearing and understanding skills a little boost.

The next time you've repeatedly asked your child over and over to do something (put on your coat/shoes/ get your bag!), try singing it to a familiar tune, such as "Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush" and watch the magic happen!

Happy Boogie-ing!

03/06/2024

Boost children’s pre-literacy skills ready for school through music 🎵

Can You Feel The Beat? Boogie Mites WebApp: Building Strong Foundations For Language and Literacy Through Music is now available for subscription, and we're offering you a FREE TRIAL! 🥳

Research shows us that beat synchronisation is an important skill that helps children’s language and literacy skills. Children’s beat synchronisation skills can be strengthened before schools through lots of musical participation, keeping the beat through body percussion, marching, junk percussion activities such as tapping sticks and drumming.

We have made 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: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/boogie-mites-app/

31/05/2024

FUN-DAY FRIDAY! 🥳🎉

This week's FunDay Friday suggestion is to make a paper plate jellyfish!

This activity really helps to develop children's fine motor skills, as (with the help of their grown-up) they press down on a hole punch, and thread the wool or string through the holes, then use pens or stickers to create a face or decorate the jellyfish body.

As with many crafts, this also gives you the opportunity to widen your child's vocabulary as you talk about colours, textures, choice of materials, size and shape. You can also use this as an opportunity for counting, as you count out the number of pieces of wool or string on the finished jellyfish.

Why not get crafty this weekend, and make a paper plate jellyfish together? As always, we'd love to see your creations, so don't forget to tag us or post them to our pages!

Happy Boogie-ing!

30/05/2024

Boogie Mites have collaborated with The National College to produce the course: "Teaching Language and Literacy Through Music For Early Years."

This short course, for time-pressed practitioners, will equip Early Years practitioners with the knowledge, skills and resources to utilise music as a powerful tool for helping children to build strong foundations in language and literacy, whilst having fun, and boosting mood and well-being for all.

Split into four short modules, with five Boogie Mites songs included to boost your music library, practitioners will have everything they need to successfully apply the knowledge and skills they gain, in their own settings.

Find out more here: https://nationalcollege.com/courses/teaching-language-and-literacy-through-music-early-years

29/05/2024

In under 24 hours, an incredible 202 people from these worldwide locations have accessed our FREE 30-minute Boogie Mites video on how Music and Movement supports and develops Language and Literacy. 🥁🥳

In celebration of this week's Speech, Language and Communication Early Years Summit, anyone who registers for the summit will also get this FREE 30-minute Boogie Mites training video, which includes 3 Boogie Mites songs to use in your setting! 🥁🥳

You can find the code for this on the 'successful registration' page when registering for the summit. It will be valid for the week of the summit, giving you 100% FREE OF CHARGE access to the video and the lifetime access to the 2 songs/videos and resources!

Details and signup at https://www.earlyyearssummit.com

HAPPY BOOGIE-ING! 💚

29/05/2024

👋 Hey, Career Mum! 👋

Don’t wave goodbye to your career! If you’re a positive, entrepreneurial and energetic individual who wants to take control of your career and craft a business that you love, then we have something just for you!

We are searching for passionate individuals who would love to work with children and families, and want to make a positive impact in their own community. Join us in running your own Boogie Mites business, offering inspiring, uplifting and fun-filled classes for early years in your local area.

Download the FREE Boogie Mites Licensee Guide: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/run-your-own-early-years-business/

28/05/2024

It's Testimonial Tuesday! 🥳

Today, we're sharing feedback from trainees who have been completing the online training course for our School Ready course.

They've then been trialling the music activities without any onsite training.

You can find out more about our online, self-paced training here: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/.../early-years-online.../

27/05/2024

We highly recommend this workshop to educators in Scotland. You will learn how and why music needs to be central to early years and primary curriculum and you will be able to advocate for this in a wholly convincing way.

There is just ONE WEEK until BBB is in Glasgow with the "Accelerating our Advocacy" workshop! Are you coming? Let us know in the comments below, and let us know if you have an question in advance!

"Music teachers know the many benefits of learning music, but how do we help others to understand? Could we share the magic of music learning in ways that are more impactful and make us feel comfortable and confident? At the end of this workshop, you will come away with practical skills and resources that can accelerate your advocacy straight away."

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27/05/2024

Join 17 amazing speakers FROM TODAY at the 2024 Speech, Language and Communication Early Years Summit.

The Summit is FREE to watch all week from TODAY - 27th May - to 31st May 2024.

Anyone who registers for the summit will also get a FREE 30-minute Boogie Mites video on how Music and Movement supports and develops Language and Literacy. 🥁🥳
In this video you will explore the links to neuroscience evidence presented by Dr Anita Collins - and it includes 3 Boogie Mites songs.

You can find the code for this on the 'successful registration' page when registering for the summit. It will be valid for the week of the summit, giving you 100% FREE OF CHARGE access to the video and the lifetime access to the 2 songs/videos and resources!

Details and signup at https://www.earlyyearssummit.com

HAPPY BOOGIE-ING! 💚

24/05/2024

Boost children’s pre-literacy skills ready for school through music💚

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 via our website shop and through the App Store. 📲

We have made 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 for one month: https://www.boogiemites.co.uk/shop/boogie-mites-app/

23/05/2024

It's THINKING THURSDAY! 🧠

Music stimulates the brain in a way that no other activity is seen to do. It's long been regarded as "the musician's advantage", a secret held by neuroscientists. But is it enough to simply listen to music every day? In short, no. We have to ACTIVELY engage, whether it's through singing the lyrics, creating or copying actions or movements, following a score, or playing an instrument - even in a simple way, such as shaking a shaker or tapping our rhythm sticks to the beat.

When we ACTIVELY engage with music, we are stimulating all areas of the brain, and releasing the neurotransmitter chemicals which enhance our mood, give us a sense of reward and motivate us.
The skills that we learn through active music-making have a positive effect on our cognitive ability and, therefore, can improve skills in other academic areas.

Actively engaging with music equips us with transferrable skills.

*With thanks to Bigger Better Brains for this wonderful Oliver Sacks, M.D. quote*

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