MUSiK / News / Wed 22 Apr 2020

Launch of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes video

Launch of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes video

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes a universal song for all!

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes is a fun project to encourage singing within families with young children whilst also celebrating the rich diversity of Kirklees.

In a series of colourful and playful short films, Kirklees families with children under the age of five, took part in a project by singing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in languages spoken in their home. The project was designed to link in with Kirklees’ wider ambitions to encourage communities’ involvement in music across Kirklees with families from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds. To improve family’s awareness of the importance of music in early language development and the offers that are available from Libraries and Early Years settings.

This is the first in a series of projects to promote the benefits of music to families in the lead up to the Year of Music 2023. The first films include English, Makaton, Spanish, German, Urdu, Punjabi, Shina, Hungarian, Polish and Chinese.

You can watch the full video on YouTube and videos showing individual languages will be released each day over the next week.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes is a project funded by Kirklees Council’s Libraries and Early Years Outcomes in partnership with the Creative Development Team. Filming took place at Batley Library, The Greenwood Centre and The Chestnut Centre.

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