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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  • Movement, For Music’s Sake!

    Author Alison M. Reynolds

    by Alison M. Reynolds, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Music Education
    Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    During morning free play in a preschool classroom, you probably would accept the following sights and sounds as typical for 3-year old children : Julia and Max wearing plastic aprons and pouring, dunking, and splashing at the water table; Jordan zooming trucks into plastic toys; Nate building walls from plastic blocks—using “Jordan’s” trucks to knock them down; and Kyle playing in the kitchen under the reading loft as Brianna and Ahmad busily enter and exit as their independent agendas dictate. Amber, playing dress-up in a princess’s dress and high-heeled Lucite princess shoes, carries her stuffed animal upside-down under her arm—parading from place to place in the room (more often on the tiled floor than the carpet). Three children are enjoying books in the loft, several…

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