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 1 (2017) Issue

    Cultural Diversity and Young Children's Musical Experiences


    As an early childhood music educator and researcher, I am compelled to look deeper, to find my own connections between home and child, child and music, and music and others, in order to facilitate meaningful, authentic, and legitimate musical experiences that grow into a life-long love of music. Patricia A. St. John on At Home with Music: Finding Comfort, Confidence, and Care
    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 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
    Today's children are tomorrow's leaders. Jan Boner 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
    It is time we reclaim the voice and reconnect with the music that nurtures life at the cradle of our existence. Giselle Whitwell on Music and Sound for the Unborn Child
    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
    Musicing with young children is a noisy process where children's spontaneous vocalizations may be approximations of the music we more knowledgeable music learners provide them. Wendy H. Valerio on Approximations, Musicers, Music Scaffolding and Creativity
    As early childhood music educators we teach to the whole child. Mary Kathleen Newell on Striking Connections Between Music and Math
    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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