Little Amber is an innovative service offered by The Amber Trust. It aims to enable blind or partially sighted babies and young children to engage with music by providing families and professionals with resources and ideas for music-making.
Little Amber Music Awards
Little Amber offers a Music Awards scheme, available to families in the UK. Families involved in the scheme will be given a set of activity cards and will receive four home visits a year by a specially trained practitioner, who will show parents, carers and siblings musical activities to do at home or when out and about. Full details on how to to apply for a Little Amber Music Award will be added soon!
Little Amber Music Awards run until a child’s fifth birthday, after which families are eligible to apply for a main Amber Trust Music Award.
Download our Little Amber Leaflet PDF Document
Free Little Amber Resources
We have created 48 activity cards to help you engage with your child through music. They include sound and video files to guide you along the way.
Resources that can be viewed online or downloaded. These will be open to all families and professionals worldwide. Check back soon to see the new site!
The importance of music for babies
Music is particularly important for babies and young children who are visually impaired. Research spearheaded by The Amber Trust has shown that music-making has a positive impact on children’s lives in a way that nothing else does. The benefits include:
- Bonding with parents and carers
- Learning to listen carefully
- Developing language
- Finding out about the world around
- Playing and having fun!