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Little Beats is back

Toddlers at a library sessionThanks to a new grant of £27,417 from Youth Music, we are once again working with Suffolk Libraries to improve wellbeing, child development and musical engagement amongst pre-school children across the county.

Little Beats 2 will be building on the first phase of the project which took place earlier this year. The new phase of the project will see music leaders, experienced practitioners and library staff working together once again to use music as a way of engaging with more families and young children in the community.

The project will continue to improve wellbeing, development and engagement among pre-school children. Despite the struggles of 2020, our Little Beats workshops received some great feedback from parents and library staff. The next phase of the project will involve new face-to-face musical activities for pre-school children and their parents in several libraries across Suffolk.

Suffolk Libraries has a background of delivering high quality early years activities and also launched a new perinatal mental health programme ‘Me, Myself and Baby’ last year. We are looking forward to building on these strong foundations through our continued collaboration, and inspiring more children and families through engaging playful music making sessions.

Krystal Vittles, Suffolk Libraries Head of Service Delivery, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Suffolk Artlink to develop our Little Beats project thanks to the Youth Music funding. Engaging with young children and families in libraries is a vital part of what we do and it will help us to further develop our activities and make them even more engaging in future.”

Little Beats 2 launches this month and will end in August 2022.