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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  • Listening, Music & Social-Emotional Development

    Author Paul Madaule

    The best way for me to approach the effect of music on social-emotional development is to look at it from the perspective I know best, the perspective of listening. To do so, I have identified the different types of changes that we commonly observe as the result of listening training programs using sound stimulation with young children. I believe that this record of changes may be of interest for early childhood music educators because, while our methods may be different, we all use music in our work. I would not be surprised if many of you recognize some of these changes that I mention in the children in your care. This list can also be used to observe and assess children's social-emotional standing.

     

    Listening

     

    A few words on listening; listening is different from hearing. While many children have hearing within normal range, they…

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