• Listen to and enjoy with children a variety of sounds, and music from diverse cultures.
  • Sensitively introduce children to language to describe sounds and rhythm, e.g. loud and soft, fast and slow.
  • Understand that young children’s creative and expressive processes are part of their development of thinking and communicating as well as being important in their own right.
  • Become familiar with the properties and characteristics of materials and tools.
  • Observe, analyse and document the processes involved in a child’s creative and expressive processes, to support greater understanding, inform planning and share with families, carers, and other professionals.