Rainbow Pond Music - a toolkit for supporting Early Years Music
Rainbow Pond Music is a complete toolkit which uses colourful characters, songs and games to teach key musical concepts to young children in a unique and inspiring way.
Teaching is delivered through easy to follow lesson and activity plans, colourful and tactile teaching aids, photocopiable resources, CD, film and continuous provision resources introducing and developing KEY MUSICAL CONCEPTS.
This exciting new music making ‘system’ enables both the confident music specialist as well as the daunted non-specialist teacher transform music provision into focused and fun music sessions
Benefits of the Rainbow Pond Music Programme:
Supports the development of speaking, listening and literacy skills with the use of song, lyric creation and vocal percussion
Actively enhancing phonics and reading and writing
Numeracy skills are also enhanced though rhythmic patterns, counting and sequencing
The Rainbow Pond Music Kit - What is included
A complete kit to deliver exciting and high quality musical learning in the Early Years!
Each pack costs £295 and includes:
- A Durable, wipe clean, 'pond' mat
- A full set of colour coded character mats (88 in total)
- Colour coded stickers for instruments
- Teaching folder with lesson plans, story boards, song sheets, games, resources sheets, pond layouts
- Disc 1 - digital copies of all documents, instructional support films
- Disc 2 - Audio CD with song tracks to support lessons plans
To order, contact CMEH@cornwall.gov.uk
Rainbow Pond Music has been developed in consultation with Early Years staff to ensure that the final product is both child friendly and easy for staff to use. Here are some of their comments:
"Excellent Idea for independent and creative music making in the classroom. Solves a lot of problems associated with classroom music!" Early years Teacher, Launceston, Cornwall
"A great scheme I would like to use in the future." Porthleven Early Years teacher, Cornwall.
"Great – nervous about teaching music but really love this scheme." Early Years teacher in training, Cornwall.
“Excellent ideas for introducing composition to children - I want to get away from ‘exploring’ instruments.” Early Years Teacher, Brunel Primary Academy, Cornwall.