Brisbane business helping kids sing and grow

25 February 2015





Act for Kids would like to acknowledge the dedication and loyalty of our sponsor Capitol Body Corporate Administration for supporting Act for Kids’ Sing & Grow music therapy program at our Wooloowin centre in Brisbane. Without their tremendous fundraising efforts the program would not have succeeded.

For the second year running the Sing & Grow Program will be funded by Capitol. Their goal this year is to raise $10,000 in 10 months, where they will match dollar to dollar for every donation made.

This Sing & Grow program helps children express themselves through music therapy. It aims to improve the child’s overall motor skills, social skills, quality of life and emotional development.

The Sing & Grow program will commence again in Term 2 at our Wooloowin centre, with the aim to support parents and/or carers to either form or enhance their attachment to the child. An additional program has been devised for children attending our Early Education Program, enabling them to express themselves freely through music.

The three main themes delivered through the program are play, praise and consistency. The program also aims to improve the child’s fine and gross motor skills, speech and language development and social skills within a supportive environment.

Angela Kretz, Acting Team Leader at Act for Kids said the program is designed to help children verbalise their feelings and overcome their experiences.

“Each child receives an instrument pack to explore at home. This helps the child and parent/carer establish a musical relationship and build positive interactions through music.

“At the end of the nine week program, each child receives a musical instrument pack to encourage ongoing parent child interactions and further strengthen attachment,” Angela said.

In 2014, Capitol hosted a Christmas in July trivia night raising over $3,000 for Act for Kids, helping to fund 60 musical instruments which were supplied to 30 children. Capitol has been supporting Act for Kids since 2007 and we’re sincerely grateful for their ongoing support.

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