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.

 

Recent Topics

  • development
  • parents
  • professional resources
  • exploration
  • play
  • movement
  • social and emotional
  • creativity
  • assessment
  • curriculum
  • Volume 13, no 1 (2018) Issue

    Quotes

    By possessing knowledge about how children develop motorically as well as musically, teachers of young children can engage children in appropriate movement activities and better evaluate children’s movement behaviors. Kristyn Kuhlman on From Babble to Beat: Developing the Young Child’s Rhythmic Readiness
    As early childhood music educators we teach to the whole child. Mary Kathleen Newell on Striking Connections Between Music and Math
    It’s almost impossible to make music with children without moving. Eve Kodiak on Infant Reflexes: Fast Track to Motor Skills
    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
    Children need opportunities to play, for it is through play that they develop socially, musically, kinesthetically, and cognitively. Cynthia Taggart on Development Through Play
    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
    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
    Children respond to us — even imitate our movements —…. Alison M. Reynolds on Movement, For Music’s Sake!
    Listening starts to take shape well before birth and it plays an essential role on the child's sensorimotor, social-emotional, and cognitive development. Paul Madaule on Exploring the Power of Listening
    Only when we have a clear sense of what is really happening in our classes, can we strengthen our teaching, enhance children’s music learning, and accurately and substantively describe the merit of our programs. Diana R. Dansereau on What's Really Happening Here? Understanding Our Children and Our Teaching Through Assessment
    When we ask what’s really happening with our children’s musical development during music class, we begin to see our classes not just as moments for musical fun, but as opportunities to affect children’s musicianship. Diana R. Dansereau on What's Really Happening Here? Understanding Our Children and Our Teaching Through Assessment

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