Use music to enhance children's experience and development CHCFC507A

This unit is about giving children essential developmental experiences in music and movement. Music experiences include singing, musical instruments, chants and rhymes, listening experiences. Movement experiences include using props, props, space, sounds/music, and body awareness.



1. Plan and implement a range of developmentally appropriate music and movement experiences

  1. Observe the musical and movement development of individual children and groups. Include singing
  2. Based on your observations, identify and provide a wide range of stimulating music and movement experiences for children that will to enhance their development. They should be suitable for individual children and small groups of children.
  3. Select and provide appropriate music and movement resources. They need to be inclusive and encourage appreciation of diversity (including cultural diversity)
  4. Give children opportunities to practice their developing skills
  5. Use various methods to evaluate children's participation in and reactions.
  6. Based on your evaluation, make ongoing modifications to stimulate interest and involvement in music and movement experiences.


2. Support, facilitate and extend children's participation in music and movement

  1. Set up environment in a way that encourages children's participation in developmentally appropriate music and movement experiences.
  2. Choose appropriate settings for movement experiences
  3. Link music and movement activities and make them relevant to children's daily life in care
  4. Formulate strategies to encourage development of child's individual music and movement potential
  5. Engender interest and appreciation of music in children and to encourage them to experiment with expressing themselves in music
  6. Encourage improvisation with simple percussion instruments
  7. Design program to respond to children's interests that arise spontaneously as they participate in music and movement experiences
  8. Use strategies to model appropriate attitudes and interaction to encourage children's input and participation in music and movement experiences
  9. Apply the following skills identified as underpinning national child health and well being core competencies, where they are applicable to the work role:
    • implement effective evidence-based service delivery
    • coordinate service delivery to families with an interdisciplinary teamwork approach
    • and where possible collaborative interagency practice
    • support infants and toddlers to master key developmental tasks
    • early identification of emerging trends in child needs and how to address them
    • manage children's health needs, eating behaviours and physical activity
    • provide environments and relationships that are safe for young people
    • engage and work with parents/carers and families
  10. Treat all parents and children equitably, including Indigenous people.