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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  • From Babble to Beat: Developing the Young Child’s Rhythmic Readiness

    Author Kristyn Kuhlman

    By Kristyn Kuhlman, Ph.D
    Chair of the Division of Music and Performing Arts
    Roberts Wesleyan College - Rochester, New York

    Although over 20 years have passed, I still recall how, as a relatively new music teacher, I enthusiastically engaged my young students in movement to support the music concepts I wanted them to learn. It was only after being introduced to the work of movement expert Phyllis Weikart many years later that I realized how developmentally inappropriate many of the movement activities were. I’ve since had the fortune to spend a year working with Weikart at the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation and to go through the High/Scope Preschool Training. My subsequent teaching of children ages 3 and older gave me the opportunity to integrate the principles of how young children learn, how children learn music, and how children develop motorically. At the heart of all three…

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