If you think it may be useful for whānau to understand and explore the connection between waiata and wellbeing, simply copy and paste the following 'blurb' into an email or your home-learning programme as an introduction.
In the classroom we've been taking a good look at the many benefits of waiata and music and how it positively impacts our wellbeing. Music, mood and identity often go hand in hand, whether it's playing an instrument, performing waiata, hearing lyrics we can relate to or simply enjoying our favourite songs, genres and artists.
Sparklers at Home has created an at-home version of the Musical Emotions activity we've been exploring in the classroom. It would be great if you could take a look at this activity with your child and have a conversations about music and what it means for your whānau and for you. It will be really meaningful for your child and normalise the importance of waiata, and encourage any music they love too.