Training Type: Online Real Time
Total Hours: 2
The Power of Music for Health and Well-Being August 17, 2020
Most humans innately understand the nourishing qualities of music. We turn to it when we need to be uplifted, calmed, energized, inspired, or simply reminded of a larger perspective -- one that helps us make sense of our small, complex lives. This workshop will explore the many ways in which music can support and uphold us in our work as child care providers, even in the thick of a busy workday. We will discuss how to bend the power of music toward organizing and integrating the energy of small children, as well as our own energy. Research suggests that shared music-making organizes us all, synchronizing neural connections, and fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose. Adult-child music and movement interactions can lead to increased coordination and connection, activating positive social interactions as early as infancy.
**Presented by the Addison County Wellness Network. All are welcome!** The 2-hour virtual workshop will include hands-on music and movement activities, including a brief, participatory demonstration of techniques developed by "Music Together," an early childhood music program. Understanding the philosophy behind this community-based program will equip caregivers to tap into the restorative powers of music -- not only for the sake of the children they work with, but for their own sake as well.