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ERIC Number: ED310863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Music in Early Childhood.
Boyd, Anne E.
This paper emphasizes the importance of music as an integral part of the education of the young child, and draws attention to a few ways in which parents and teachers can contribute to children's musical development. Sections of the paper focus on seven questions: (1) Is music really universal? (2) When should musical training begin? (3) When should music education begin? (4) What is meant by a 'developmental' music program? (5) Is music relevant to other areas of early learning? (6) What about reading music? and (7) What is the role of the instrumental teacher? It is concluded that each child has a natural right to the best musical education his or her society can provide, and it is hoped that society in the the 21st century will fully recognize that right. The bibliography of 19 citations on music in relation to education and development is supplemented by a list of other useful materials, such as songbooks, and a list of titles in the Learning with Mother and Early Learning series. The latter series includes nursery, finger, number, memory, talking, action, dancing, singing, and skipping rhymes. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Early Education and Development (21st, Hong Kong, July 31-August 4, 1989).