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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    Author Angela Barker

    Sulkin, I., & Brodsky, W. (2013). Parental preferences to music stimuli of devices and playthings for babies, infants, and toddlers. Psychology of Music, 0(0), 1–14. Accessed December 9, 2014. doi:10.1177/0305735613502375

    TSulkin and Brodsky noted that “(t)he most natural and perhaps humanly innate form of expression involves primal vocal utterances; with these, parents accompany infants and babies throughout the early stages of human maturation” (p. 11). This, they suggested, is a stark contrast to the lifestyles and childrearing practices of families today—

    For example, for the most part interactions between babies and caregivers based on live spontaneous utterance may have been altered, and in many cases even replaced, by electronic devices and playthings that incorporate recorded instrumental music covering melodies of lullabies, play songs, classical music, popular hits and folk tunes (Young, 2008). (11)

    The researchers developed three studies to examine parents’ attitudes and…

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