Pick up and play! Whether you want to spend 10 minutes or two hours on music, Kickstart Music Early Years is a complete activity pack for under-fives. Bursting with inspiring music ideas, it has practical instructions for engaging lessons covering the entire subject. Whatever your resources or previous music teaching knowledge, Kickstart Music Early Years is a step-by-step, no nonsense guide to confident, effective music teaching. The book includes guidance and activities covering all musical elements such as rhythm, composition, listening, playing and singing. Kickstart Music Early Years can be used in a variety of ways and suits holistic, flexible teaching. It is a fantastic 'dip-in' resource that practitioners can open at any page and try, but it is also a comprehensive scheme of work which can be covered from beginning to end over the course of time. Other books in the new A&C Black music series include Kickstart Music 1 (5-7 year-olds), Kickstart Music 2 (7-9 year-olds) and Kickstart Music 3 (9-11 year-olds).
Anice Paterson and David Wheway were Music Advisers for Leicestershire and Northamptonshire where they wrote a number of music resources for classroom teachers. Both authors have been teaching for twenty years.