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 12, no 2 (2017) Issue

    Performing children’s music in their own key and understanding the dynamics: A conscious effort to revive, re-use and share Botswana children’s music Musical and sociocultural functions in children’s vocalizations: A literature review Baroque opera for young children: learning, motivation and aesthetic experience


    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
    Engagement with spontaneous musical play provides countless opportunities to make meaning of the music itself and of life. Kaja Weeks on Notable Notes for Parents & Teachers
    Parents are the young child’s first educators. Sarah Aherne on Music-Making in the Home: A Review of Selected Studies
    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
    As early childhood music educators we teach to the whole child. Mary Kathleen Newell on Striking Connections Between Music and Math
    Children respond to us — even imitate our movements —…. Alison M. Reynolds on Movement, For Music’s Sake!
    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
    Today's children are tomorrow's leaders. Jan Boner on Notable Notes for Parents & Teachers
    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
    Children need opportunities to play, for it is through play that they develop socially, musically, kinesthetically, and cognitively. Cynthia Taggart on Development Through Play

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