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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  • Research Review: Musical Play: A Case Study of Preschool Children and Parents

    Author Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo

    Berger, A. A., & Cooper, S. (2003). Musical play: A case study of preschool children and parents. Journal of Research in Music Education, 15(2), 151-165.

    Reviewed by Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo, Ph. D.,
    University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

    “Music is a communicative and expressive discipline, laden with possibilities for
    exploration, improvisation, and creation. As such, it is the place to allow and
    enhance the natural play of young children” (Tarnowski, 1999, p. 28).

    Through play children are naturally motivated through enjoyable activities where the process rather than the product is the driving factor (Piaget, 1962; Vygotsky, 1967). As early as the 19 century, Froebel (1887) considered play as central to a child's development. But it was not until much later in the 20 century that a long-term study that examined developmentally and sequentially appropriate preschool music activities would be published…

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