I would like to recommend a book written by my friend Maria Kay:

 “A unique resource for anyone working with young children;

An examination of the relationship between musical activities and the development of literacy skills from a literacy perspective;

A wealth of practical ideas for developing literacy skills through music which are matched to the requirements of the EYFS (2012) early learning goals;

Offers an overview of brain development in the early years and explains the interrelationship of music and language in the brain;

A ‘must have’ for all childcare students”.

More detail about the book you can find here: