Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association


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Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, established to provide a network of communication, encourage teacher development, and advocate education of parents, classroom teachers and administrators.

 

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  • development
  • parents
  • professional resources
  • exploration
  • play
  • movement
  • social and emotional
  • creativity
  • assessment
  • curriculum
  • Volume 12, no 3 (2017) Issue

    Quotes

    As an early childhood music educator and researcher, I am compelled to look deeper, to find my own connections between home and child, child and music, and music and others, in order to facilitate meaningful, authentic, and legitimate musical experiences that grow into a life-long love of music. Patricia A. St. John on At Home with Music: Finding Comfort, Confidence, and Care
    Music may not only affect neural development but may also contribute to increases in non-musical cognitive skills such as visual-spatial abilities Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo on Research Review: Are There Pre-existing Neural,Cognitive, or Motoric Markers for Musical Ability?
    Educators are reminded that children’s growth and development cannot thrive in compartmentalized, isolated instructional activities that separate the benefits of expressiveness through music and movement from the academic core of their learning Angela Barker on Implementing Intervention Movement Programs for Kindergarten Children
    When we ask what’s really happening with our children’s musical development during music class, we begin to see our classes not just as moments for musical fun, but as opportunities to affect children’s musicianship. Diana R. Dansereau on What's Really Happening Here? Understanding Our Children and Our Teaching Through Assessment
    Only when we have a clear sense of what is really happening in our classes, can we strengthen our teaching, enhance children’s music learning, and accurately and substantively describe the merit of our programs. Diana R. Dansereau on What's Really Happening Here? Understanding Our Children and Our Teaching Through Assessment
    Realizing that young children often lack an ability to express how they feel due to an inadequate vocablary of feeling words, music teachers and significant adults should be prepared to help children verbalize how they feel and how they perceive the feelings of others. Suzanne Burton on Supporting the Social Competency of Young Children
    Children are musical. Children enjoy exploring musical sounds. And, with the right musical experiences children can enjoy creating music that is emotionally satisfying and cognitively challenging. Mark Turner on Creativity: A Closer Look
    Parents are the young child’s first educators. Sarah Aherne on Music-Making in the Home: A Review of Selected Studies
    If parents confidently take risks and incorporate children’s music attempts into their vocal and movement interactive response chain, children’s expressive-music vocabularies become more meaningful to the children. Wendy H. Valerio on Peekaboo and Fill-in-the-Blank: Age-Old Games with a Social Music Interaction Twist
    Integrating concepts across the arts and disciplines is not just a nice thing to do. It is essential to a child’s holistic way of learning. Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo on Research Review: Two Math-Related Studies
    Today's children are tomorrow's leaders. Jan Boner on Notable Notes for Parents & Teachers

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