On Stage at Home with Clangers

Through these fun, short songs, using objects from around the home, Nordoff Robbins music therapists and the Clangers show young children that you don’t need instruments to make music. 

About On Stage at Home

Nordoff Robbins is the largest music therapy charity in the UK – we use the power of music to enrich lives everyday.

Music creates a space for us to express ourselves, to experiment, to find meaning and to establish connections to others, plus many other benefits. With many families finding themselves spending a lot of time at home, music is an essential part of staying healthy in our bodies and minds, and an essential part of children’s learning and development.

These musical videos created by Nordoff Robbins music therapists and Clangers aim to get young children of all abilities to connect through music, performing songs using homemade instruments, movement, body percussion and voice.

Lets Go Finding Sounds


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Music Machine


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Your Voice Can Do Amazing Things


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The Cutlery Song


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Big and Small, Loud and Quiet


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When We Go Outside


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Enter our competition to win some great prizes!

To celebrate the launch of On Stage at Home, Clangers and Nordoff Robbins are giving away a selection of awesome Clangers goodies and a pair of Bose noise-cancelling headphones. It’s something for the kids and something for you!

To enter, you just need to share clips of your family getting involved with On Stage at Home – making sure to tag both Nordoff Robbins and Clangers, and use the hashtag #OnStageatHome

The competition closes Wednesday 10 June – all the details are on our competition page

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About Clangers

Clangers, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, is the BAFTA award-winning, pre-school stop-motion animation featuring a family of loveable, pink, mouse-like creatures who communicate in whistles and live in space on their Little Blue Planet. You can watch Clangers every day at 6.10pm on CBeebies or anytime on the BBC iPlayer and discover more music on the Clangers official YouTube channel.

The Clangers planet is filled with music and dancing, and they also love discovering new uses for the various bits and bobs they discover on their adventures. This made them a perfect fit with Nordoff Robbins, helping us to champion music as a way to help families everywhere stay as connected as possible, whilst showing that music can be made and enjoyed by anyone, regardless of whether they have instruments or musical training.

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The benefits of music for children

Musical activity is an essential way of encouraging physical, mental and social development in children. Through engaging in fun musical activities like On Stage at Home with the Clangers, children can develop skills in: 

  • Listening to others 
  • Regulating their energy 
  • Sharing 
  • Communication skills 
  • Movement and coordination 
  • Imaginative play Leading and following 
  • Speech development 

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Thanks for visiting our On Stage at Home page! These videos are part of a suite of resources that we’re producing to support people to connect through music during the Coronavirus outbreak. Please support our work by signing up to keep in touch and learn more.

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