Free Access to Minute of Listening during COVID-19

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Be quiet. Be still. Listen...

Let us take you from Beethoven to Bjork, Chicago to Sudan, cityscapes to sandy shores. If you're about to enter week two of home schooling, then why not take a minute to venture into the world of sound?

From today, we're making Minute of Listening free throughout COVID-19, for all parents and educators who suddenly find themselves home-educating children.

Minute of Listening, Sound and Music’s curated educational resources for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 pupils, takes children on a sonic journey through a wealth of listening experiences. Our content has been devised to support the teaching of the National Curriculum and promote reflective listening, creative thinking, and the development of cognitive skills.

Our curated collections feature music and sound from across the globe, with contributions from world-renowned composers, artists and musicians, seminal record labels and cultural organisations.

We want to support you and enable as many children as possible to be able to experience a minute of creative listening every day. That's why we're making five of our sound collections, as well as all lesson and activity plans, free of charge for use by any teachers and parents at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also doing a weekly feature to help you explore different minutes; through contributors, curriculum areas and moods.

So get ready to learn through listening - to get started simply: 

  1. Sign up for a free account on the Minute of Listening website
  2. Create a log in – this needs email confirmation, so check spam if it doesn’t arrive
  3. Access your free minutes on the Listen by Collection page
  4. Have fun listening!

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