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jill's Jottings, Issue #005 -- Happy Christmas or Feliz Navidad
December 08, 2015

Feliz Navidad is Spanish for Happy Christmas

Hello Everyone,

Imagine Christmas without music! How important is music on special occasions like Christmas especially for the little ones. Music like Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano. Enjoy Michael Buble singing with Thalia and José Feliciano singing below. There is more on my Facebook page (link below).

From Jill at jillsMusic (Also NannyJay grandmother to Baby SOH)


Hi All

Thinking of you, and wishing you a Happy Christmas, with you and your children. I hope you enjoy lots of great music this Christmas. I had great fun singing with my choir, The Spirit of Sydney Chorus, at the Hornsby Christmas Spectacular on Saturday night. All in red, singing together.

At Christmas time, music communicates the feelings of joy, peace and happiness that makes the festive season so special. Read on, there is also a link to the fabulous Spanish Christmas song, Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano.

• Young children are music makers! They can be heard making music throughout their day, with vocal play, and experimenting with resources in their environment to create sound.

• As adults, we can share in musical play with children, with song, rhyme and dance, in everyday moments, whether it be meal time, nappy time, sleep time, bath time or play time.

• Research has shown that music contributes significantly to children’s development.

Music contributes to communication

Dr Amanda Niland (2015) says ...

Music contributes to communication through:

** the rhythm and rhyme in songs and spoken rhymes.

** the repetition and slower pace of songs and rhymes than everyday speech, provides opportunities to practise and develop expressive language.

** the linking of words and actions, contributes to the understanding of the meaning of words. Eg. ‘Open Shut Them'.

Sing along with "Feliz Navidad"

Sing along with Feliz Navidad by Michael Buble singing with Thalia.

Either click the Video, or the Link or look for the Video on the bottom of this Newsletter.

Christmas - Feliz Navidad - Buble and Thalia

Sing along with Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano.

Either click the Video, or the Link or look for the Video on the bottom of this Newsletter.

Christmas - Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano

I would enjoy hearing from past students about their present musical adventures.

Enjoy the summer, till 2016.



Anyone is welcome this Friday December 11, for Christmas craft and Christmas singing at Thornleigh at 10.10am and 10.50am. Come along and have some fun!


JillsMusic Facebook pages are growing! Stay in touch with the link below: or search on "JillsMusic Facebook"

Also: Check out how NannyJay’s musical play with her grand-daughter and the insights into how children learn, in a previous Newsletter at Back Issues for jill's Jottings


Keep singing,

Jill Holland
music that supports, connects and empowers families

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Blog: NannyJay & BabySOH - Wordpress Blog is a Grandmother and Grandchild's musical journey together.
Musical Moments NOW is training for early childhood staff in Centres, contact Jill on 9484 7226

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