By Pound, L. & Harrison, C. (2003).
Philadelphia: Open University Press
Review by Denise M. Guilbault, Ph.D. - Rhode Island College.
Parents, caregivers, and earty childhood teachers ara aware that young children have developmental needs which require a stimulating learning environment. Supporting Musical Development in the Early Years, (Philadelphia: Open University Press, 2003) by Linda Pound and Chris Harrison provides valuable information about the developmental music needs of children from birth to seven years old. The book is clearly written and uses tables and graphs to highlight important points.
The book is divided into three parts; each part contains two chapters. Part One examines the relationship between hereditary and environmental factors and children's music learning. Chapter 1 provides five arguments to support the idea that everyone is born with some musical ability. These arguments are: (a) in many cultures…