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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  • Music and Sound for the Unborn Child

    Author Giselle Whitwell

     

    Giselle E. Whitwell
    Center for Prenatal and Perinatal Music

    Throughout the ages and in diverse cultures, music and sound have found a meaningful relationship with pregnancy, birth, and early childhood.  Pregnancy is a time of heightened sensitivity and creativity in a woman’s life and music can play a significant role in supporting the changes taking place in her, and in nurturing the life of the unborn baby.  Music and sound affect us not only emotionally, but also physically and spiritually.

    There is a traditional story from a tribe in Africa regarding conception.  When a woman feels ready to become a mother, she goes by herself to meditate under a tree.  She sits there until she hears the song of the child that wants to be born.  She then sings and teaches the song to her partner.  When they make love, the…

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