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ERIC Number: EJ786739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Parental Perceptions of Music in Storytelling Sessions in a Public Library
de Vries, Peter Andrew
Early Childhood Education Journal, v35 n5 p473-478 Apr 2008
This case study examines parent-carer perceptions of music in storytelling sessions provided in a public library to children under the age of 5, including what music activities and ideas parent-carers implemented in the home as a result of the sessions. Data were collected from parent-carer focus groups, along with interviews with the storyteller and observations by the researcher. Following a description of the storytelling sessions four themes that emerged from the focus group data are discussed: (1) music in storytelling sessions enhanced social interaction for children; (2) music focuses the children in storytelling sessions; (3) music is embedded in storytelling; and (4) sessions provided new ideas for music in the home and beyond.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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