ERIC Number: ED197809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Equipment and Materials for Initiating Musical Activities in the Preschool.
Miller, Samuel D.
Music activities are an important part of the preschool experience, yet these activities are often guided by teachers who have had little musical training. Lack of formal music training can be greatly compensated for by access to quality equipment and materials. These resources include a basic accompanying instrument, toy instruments, a durable record player, records for children to sing, move, and listen to, teacher resource and music books, and posters depicting instruments. Preschools can acquire costly music materials and equipment through the implementation and development of a long-term purchase plan. Recommended accompanying instruments are, first, the piano, and, second, the portaharp. A variety of sturdy, high-quality "toy" instruments may be purchased for moderate prices from numerous vendors. Heavily constructed record players intended for school use are desirable even though they rapidly wear out records. Carefully-selected and quality-controlled records produced by companies catering to the professional education market are often preferable to records purchased over the counter. Numerous song and musical activity books are available on the market. In addition, kindergarten and first grade standard textbooks can be excellent sources of a broader collection of songs and extensive teaching suggestions. (Author/JA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Field Dependence; Field Independence; Piagetian Tasks