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    Culture Mamas are thrilled to present this fascinating talk by Professor Susan Wright, Chair of Arts Education at the University of Melbourne, on how adults can nurture a child’s early learning through Art and Music.

    Early childhood is a time when young brains absorb an enormous amount of information, and the type of stimulation infants and young children receive can have a lasting impact on how they learn and develop.  Art and music are particularly important areas to nurture in the young as they help children play with visual signs and aural patterns.  Mark-making and drawing (whether in spilt milk or white paper), and listening to music and engaging in musical babble are important for their early learning.  Art and music are linked to children’s language development, social-emotional engagement and spatial-temporal reasoning.

    An expert on artistic learning in the early years and author of key texts on how young children communicate through various artistic disciplines, Susan Wright will highlight ways in which adults can nurture a joy of learning via visual art and musical encounters with young people.

    A stimulating morning event to be held in The Salon at the Abbotsford Convent, where the adults can absorb  Susan’s wise words while the little attendees while away the hour sleeping, gurgling or playing on the carpeted floor.

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