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ERIC Number: EJ799691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0312-5033
Musical Stories: Strategies for Integrating Literature and Music for Young Children
Niland, Amanda
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v32 n4 p7-11 Dec 2007
Humans have communicated through arts such as storytelling, music and dance throughout history, and have often used combinations of different art forms to express ideas. Just as traditional storytellers have done in many cultures through the ages, early childhood practitioners can use a variety of art forms when they share books and stories with children. This article outlines ways in which music, movement and drama can be integrated with literature, providing young children with experience of a range of artistic symbol systems. The author presents practical ideas for developing musical stories based on her experience as an early childhood music educator and researcher, and discusses the potential for future research into children's use of symbol systems such as music and dance in exploring literature.
Early Childhood Australia. P.O. Box 7105, Watson, ACT 2602, Australia. Tel: +61-2-6242-1800; Fax: +61-2-6242-1818; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A