March 5, 2021

Songs, Rhymes & Story Times

by Zoe Greenhalgh in Events, News

with Children’s Librarian & Early Childhood Music Specialist Ben Lawrence

Sunday 16 May 2021, 10.00-12 noon   £15

Picture books are some of the most useful and powerful tools for engaging children in the Early Years. This highly practical session led by Children’s Librarian and Early Childhood Music Specialist, Ben Lawrence will explore ways to combine songs and rhymes with picture books to engage and inspire young children. Find out top tips and discover different ways to bring stories alive through music and song and enable a positive experience of key musical concepts.

In this session Ben will be exploring the magical world of picture books and sharing stories with young children:

  • Strategies for sharing stories in different ways
  • How using pictures books can help embed music learning within early years provision

During the session there will be an opportunity to work in small groups, so please bring along your favourite picture books to share.

This session is suitable for all Early Years practitioners, Early Years Music Practitioners & others who lead family story time sessions in libraries & community settings.

About Ben Lawrence

Ben is Children’s Librarian for Calderdale Libraries and an Early Childhood Music Specialist. He is an Early Years methodology tutor for the British Kodály Academy & regularly presents at conferences & delivers training on using songs and rhymes for Children Centre and Early Years staff as well as Children’s Library professionals. He has recorded songs and rhymes for the charity Booktrust, for their National Bookstart Week celebrations and, with his colleague Shelley Bullas, he co-authored the chapter Music and Rhyme Time Sessions for the Early Years in the book “Library Services from Birth to Five: Delivering the Best Start” edited Carolynn Rankin and Avril Brock.