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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  • Volume 12, no 1 (2017) Issue

    Cultural Diversity and Young Children's Musical Experiences

    Quotes

    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
    Musicing with young children is a noisy process where children's spontaneous vocalizations may be approximations of the music we more knowledgeable music learners provide them. Wendy H. Valerio on Approximations, Musicers, Music Scaffolding and Creativity
    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
    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
    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
    As early childhood music educators we teach to the whole child. Mary Kathleen Newell on Striking Connections Between Music and Math
    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
    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
    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
    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

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