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ERIC Number: EJ1102265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-2379-9021
Home Listening Practices of Parents, Infants, and Toddlers: A Survey of Parents Enrolled in Early Childhood Music Education Classes
Hamilton, Lani
Texas Music Education Research, p19-22 2014
A national survey by Custodero & Johnson-Green (2003) examined how parents experienced music with their infants, and found that many reported playing and singing music frequently. More than half of the parents described playing recorded music for their children daily, and parents who had played an instrument and taken music lessons themselves as children were more likely to report playing recorded music to their infants than parents who had not had the same childhood experience. Particularly relevant to the present study is the finding that parents who were given a classical music CD at the time of their child's birth were not more likely to provide listening opportunities for their children than they would have if not given such a recording. Parents enrolled in early music classes are often provided with recordings of class material, though little is known about how parents utilize these recordings. The present study investigated how families enrolled in an early childhood music education class used a recording intended for home practice with their young children. Research questions were designed to identify how often, how long, and when parents listened to class material with their children, and to identify what parents and their children did while listening to the recordings. The survey also asked parents why they chose to enroll their children in the class. [Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Music Educators Association (San Antonio, TX, Feb 2014).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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