London Rhymes – original tunes for today’s tots! – London Rhymes is a family songwriting project in London, with a fab YouTube channel bursting full of fab songs for young children and families, including this new hand-washing song! With titles such as ‘It’s Nappy Time’ and ‘Let’s be Friends’, the songs are rooted in real family life – the joys and the challenges. Their eclectic, fun, upbeat sound has been inspired by the families that helped write the songs, reflecting the diversity of London. Their new podcast is also a chance to be introduced to new instruments and sounds, and to have fun and connect together through music without the screen! There’s also a YouTube live led by Rosie every Friday at 11am, suitable for families and under 3’s – so get involved by clicking here! Daily updates on their instagram page.
CBeebies – Yolanda’s Band Jam – A brilliant show where children get to join in the jam with saxophonist Yolanda Brown and her brilliant band. Bop, bounce and boogie along in your living room, learning all about music as you go. Click the link for more info but all episodes are also available on BBC Player here. Other CBeebies Musical resources can also be found here – lots of fun games to keep the little ones on the move!
HMDT Music – have moved their long-standing under 4’s EYFS programme ‘MusicBox’ to an online model, for the time being, do get involved! You can find out more here. They have done the same thing with their ‘Fledglings’ programme aimed at reception-aged children, more information here.
EYFS SINGING – Some lovely, well-known EYFS songs with videos, including some HMS Schools’ Music Festival material, created by the brilliant Michelle Woolfenden at Queensbridge Primary School. Ideal for families to sing along with at home. You can access the songs via the Queensbridge Blog here or via a YouTube playlist here.
OperaUpClose – At Home with OperaUpClose (Peace At Last)
Please see OperaUpClose’s new strand of online work for families & little ones! This launched on Friday 26th June and will remain up and available throughout the summer with more videos to come.
Their family of bears, harpist and clarinettist have set off to recreate some of the scenes from our new opera for under 6s, based on Jill Murphy’s Peace At Last. All filmed and recorded from their homes, for you to enjoy in the comfort of yours!
In addition to performances, Opera Up Close will be creating singing and movement activities for families to explore together.
Explore more online resources here