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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    Author Angela Barker


    Current Research for Early Childhood Music and Movement Educators

    Salmon, A. (2010). Using music to promote children’s thinking and enhance their literacy development. Early Child Development and Care, 180(7), 937–945. doi:10.1080/03004430802550755

    In this report, the researcher developed an action research project using music-based activities to facilitate the development of children’s thinking, self-expression, and cultural awareness, particularly their reading and writing. The guiding principle of the project was to show “that music is part of an individual’s repertoire for thinking and learning (p. 939).”  According to the author,

    the project took place in a Prekindergarten to first-grade Reggio-inspired school and a summer reading camp for K-2 students. In both settings, children and teachers explored how to apply music to the children’s thinking, reading and creative writing. After attending a workshop about the connections between music and literacy, the teachers created routines…

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