By Mark E. Turner, Ph.D.
Stephen Austin State University
I volunteer at a university lab school and am privileged to work with children, infant through ten-year-olds. Having spent many years in public schools in Texas I am very familiar with the sights and sounds of “school life.” Sometimes they are chaotic and frantic, but never are they boring. Young children and schools are a constant in my professional life and as such provide much comfort.
When we're comfortable with a situation we often don't give it much thought; it's always there, it's always the same. With this in mind I often incorporate children's creations to help my college students see how they can take something from the children's world of school and make it musical. One such example of children's creations is the ever present “art display.” You've seen them, the…