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 12, no 3 (2017) Issue


    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 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?
    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
    It’s almost impossible to make music with children without moving. Eve Kodiak on Infant Reflexes: Fast Track to Motor Skills
    Music can expand and enhance the early childhood curriculum and develop language and literacy skills in young children that are important to later school readiness. Lili Levonowitz on Facilitating Early-Childhood Professionals To Model Music and Movement Leading
    Integrating concepts across the arts and disciplines is not just a nice thing to do. It is essential to a child’s holistic way of learning. Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo on Research Review: Two Math-Related Studies
    Like sunsets, snowflakes, and other miracles of nature, no two children are exactly alike; and learning is a process, not a race. Michael Meyerhoff on Helping Parents Understand and Appreciate The Power of Play and Music
    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
    Children are musical. Children enjoy exploring musical sounds. And, with the right musical experiences children can enjoy creating music that is emotionally satisfying and cognitively challenging. Mark Turner on Creativity: A Closer Look
    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

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