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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  • Featured article # 1: Winner of the ECMMA Graduate Student Essay Competition

    Author H. Ellie Falter

    Musical Play Outdoors: Connecting Music and Nature

    H. Ellie Falter

    At an amphitheater, children walk on the broad, grass steps that usually serve as seats for the audience. Eugene (age one and a half) brings a stick along on his meandering stroll. Earlier this day, he discovered for the first time that a stick is an amazing toy. Now Eugene only puts down his stick to pick up a different stick. Meanwhile, Caitlyn (age three and a half) climbs up the uneven, stone stairs to the stage. She treats us to an interpretive dance and her singing rendition of “ABCs.” Her tuneful singing is light yet still manages to carry when her dancing allows her to face the audience. When I applaud and Caitlyn takes a bow, Eugene loudly taps his stick on a stone stair. He squeals in delight at the sound.

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