Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Perspectives: A Publication of the early Childhood Music and Movement Association


About Us

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
  • Joint Music Making and Prosocial Behavior in Infants and Young Children: A Review of Literature

    Author Alexander Clements

    As parents, we all have it in us.
    We instinctually rock, bounce, and sing to our babies, whether it’s to sooth a crying loved one or bounce a toddler to the beat for fun. My daughter was only one month old when I was rocking her in one arm while playing the piano. I witnessed her bright-eyed and mouth wide open as she discovered the sounds of the piano. She was so calm after this I would rest her on the floor while giving piano lessons and wouldn’t hear a peep from her the whole time. She was content. My son would coo with delight as I bounced him on my lap to Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson. This became our daily bonding regime when he was a toddler.

    The social and emotional benefits of music on infants, young children, and even adults have always been of…

    This article is for ECMMA members only, Join Now or Log In.

    Supporting Businesses