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.


Recent Topics

  • development
  • parents
  • professional resources
  • exploration
  • play
  • movement
  • social and emotional
  • creativity
  • assessment
  • curriculum
  • Volume 13, no 3 (2018) Issue


    As early childhood music educators we teach to the whole child. Mary Kathleen Newell on Striking Connections Between Music and Math
    Children need opportunities to play, for it is through play that they develop socially, musically, kinesthetically, and cognitively. Cynthia Taggart on Development Through Play
    When I taught elementary general music, I spent every lunch in the teacher’s lounge talking with colleagues about students and sharing teaching ideas. Cynthia Taggart on Enriching our Teaching Practices Through Professional Development
    Listening starts to take shape well before birth and it plays an essential role on the child's sensorimotor, social-emotional, and cognitive development. Paul Madaule on Exploring the Power of Listening
    Like sunsets, snowflakes, and other miracles of nature, no two children are exactly alike; and learning is a process, not a race. Michael Meyerhoff on Helping Parents Understand and Appreciate The Power of Play and Music
    By possessing knowledge about how children develop motorically as well as musically, teachers of young children can engage children in appropriate movement activities and better evaluate children’s movement behaviors. Kristyn Kuhlman on From Babble to Beat: Developing the Young Child’s Rhythmic Readiness
    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
    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
    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?

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