"Big School Boogie"... Bigger Boogie!

From: Lauren Bortolazzo, Music Therapy Facilitator

"Big School Boogie" is our weekly group for parents and children aged 4-5 who are preparing to start school in the following year. Last term MusicConnect collaborated with Granville South SaCCS to bring "Big School Boogie" to the more 'grown up children' in the community and their parents.

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The MusicConnect “Big School Boogie” program provides an ideal opportunity for children involved in this program to prepare for school through the engaging medium of music!  Big School Boogie focuses on the core developmental areas of social and cognitive development such as basic counting, colour recognition, sharing/turn taking and developing confidence being in front of a group. Over the six week program a range of families were engaged and children participated in a wide variety of musical activities.  Caregivers commented on being able to see their child's positive interactions in activities and their growing confidence grow week to week. In addition to this there was a noted appreciation for the opportunity to spend quality time with their child before they head off to school.