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Jun 21 2023


6:00 pm




In Person

Making Music for Fun!

Join Chris Roskelley for an evening of engaging in music experiences that will take you and your children into the summer. We will sing, use spoken word and move our way through a host of land based experiences including bugs, birds, gardening and water. Throughout the workshop we will make subtle connections to BC’s Early Learning Framework with consideration given to building relationships, fun and engagement with our local environment. Participants will receive a song booklet and a USB flash drive including all the songs and poems covered.

Note: Dress for movement and potentially floor time.

Living Inquiries:

Well-being and belonging.
Engagement with others, materials, and the world.
Communication and literacies.
Identities, social responsibility, and diversity.


Joy in relationships with people, place, materials and ideas.
Joy when creating music, building relationships and connections as we sing, chant, move and share space. Provide children with time for physical activity indoors and outdoors. Include children’s voices in the music experience. Plan for a variety of learning styles that arrive in your environment.

Spaces, objects, and materials.

Reconnection to land, place.

Time for engagement.
Provide materials such as visual aids, instruments and movement props that can be introduced and left out for free exploration outside of scheduled ‘times.’ The experiences shared will primarily be land based. We will consider the joy in taking music outdoors and music will be seen as a curriculum area that does not need to be scheduled or purely seen as a ‘circle time’.

Multiple modes of communication.

Sound and word play.
Music often tells a story. We will consider our music experiences as a valuable source of literacy and a rich form of communication, including singing, spoken word and movement. It goes without saying that music is full of ‘sound and word play.’

Democratic practices.

Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Interrelationship of humans and their common worlds.
With our land based experiences we will be connecting to the environment and inevitably discussions around our connection to the earth will arise. A land based direction with a music practice is a way of connecting to Indigenous teachings and their relationship with the land. Democratic practices need to be considered as we sing, chant, share space and materials.

Suitable for ECE students, parents, intermediate and experienced early care and learning professionals working with children of all ages, from infants/toddlers to school age children, including children with extra support needs.

Facilitator: Christine Roskelley

Chris is an Early Childhood Educator with 40 years experience. For the past 28 years she has worked as a self employed music enrichment teacher primarily at UBC Child Care. Along with her work with children Chris teaches the Music and Movement component at both Burnaby and Delta Continuing Education.

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