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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  • Facilitating Early-Childhood Professionals To Model Music and Movement Leading

    Author Lili Levonowitz

    Early childhood professionals have a long-standing positive relationship with the use of music in their curriculum and/or classroom practices. 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. Moreover. recent neuroscientific information, which supports the use of music for spatial temporal intelligence. language memory and learning has heightened the importance of the use of music in the core curriculum of the early childhood classroom (Rauscher, et. al., 1997; Ho, et. al., 2003; Wong, et. al., 2007).

    Anecdotal evidence across the last decade has shown, however, that many early childhood teachers feel uncomfortable about their singing/moving acumen and therefore rely heavily on recorded music to infuse it into everyday activities and classroom music experiences. This use of media as a substitute for live music making is a…

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