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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  • development
  • parents
  • professional resources
  • exploration
  • play
  • movement
  • social and emotional
  • creativity
  • assessment
  • curriculum
  • Volume 12, no 4 (2017) Issue


    As early childhood music educators we teach to the whole child. Mary Kathleen Newell on Striking Connections Between Music and Math
    While important for musical development, steady beat competency has also proven to be extremely important for a child’s development in reading fluency, reading comprehension, language development, math patterning, and sports skills Kristine Weber on Music and Movement Activities for Young Children
    It’s almost impossible to make music with children without moving. Eve Kodiak on Infant Reflexes: Fast Track to Motor Skills
    When I taught elementary general music, I spent every lunch in the teacher’s lounge talking with colleagues about students and sharing teaching ideas. Cynthia Taggart on Enriching our Teaching Practices Through Professional Development
    Engagement with spontaneous musical play provides countless opportunities to make meaning of the music itself and of life. Kaja Weeks on Notable Notes for Parents & Teachers
    If parents confidently take risks and incorporate children’s music attempts into their vocal and movement interactive response chain, children’s expressive-music vocabularies become more meaningful to the children. Wendy H. Valerio on Peekaboo and Fill-in-the-Blank: Age-Old Games with a Social Music Interaction Twist
    Music and movement must be a constant throughout our lives as life-long learners, and essential for the children who will become the creators of the future. Carla Hannaford on Movement and Music: The Dance of Life
    Educators are reminded that children’s growth and development cannot thrive in compartmentalized, isolated instructional activities that separate the benefits of expressiveness through music and movement from the academic core of their learning Angela Barker on Implementing Intervention Movement Programs for Kindergarten Children
    Music may not only affect neural development but may also contribute to increases in non-musical cognitive skills such as visual-spatial abilities Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo on Research Review: Are There Pre-existing Neural,Cognitive, or Motoric Markers for Musical Ability?
    Parents are the young child’s first educators. Sarah Aherne on Music-Making in the Home: A Review of Selected Studies

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