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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  • Helping Parents Understand and Appreciate The Power of Play and Music

    Author Michael Meyerhoff

    By Michael K. Meyerhoff, Ed.D.
    Executive Director of The Epicenter, Inc.

    “How can my child be getting an adequate preparation for school when she spends so much time just playing, singing, and dancing?”

    If you are an early childhood educator, you probably are hearing more and more parents asking this question. After all, we live in a competitive, constantly changing world, so mothers and fathers feel it is essential to give their children every possible advantage right from the start. Recent research clearly indicates that success in school – and in life – is heavily dependent upon an abundance of appropriate educational experiences during the critical early years. In light of this research, parents wonder if it is wise to let their little ones have too much fun.

    Fortunately, research also indicates that for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, “having fun”…

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