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Alphablocks – early literacy games

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The games on CBeebies Alphablocks (from the BBC) can help with early stage literacy, as the child forms words using the available letters or watches the songs letters sing.


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February 23, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Music improves memory and behaviour

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An article in the sets out the possible benefits of children learning to play a musical instrument, including improved memory, increased IQ, and better behaviour. The UK government is trying to increase the number of children in schools who learn an instrument.


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September 10, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Music Lesson – Learning to play piano

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These sites might be of interest if you are wanting to learn how to play the piano.

Zebra keys has 50 lessons of various difficulties aimed at children 13 and over or parents wanting to help their children learn. It has flash animations showing video and sound to help you along.

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PianoNanny is a well written explanatory site guiding you through from the initial principles of learning to play. It covers starter, intermediate and advanced studies.

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Written by markuos

July 23, 2009 at 7:18 pm