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ERIC Number: EJ799692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0312-5033
The Use of Music CDs and DVDs in the Home with the Under-Fives: What the Parents Say
de Vries, Peter
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v32 n4 p18-21 Dec 2007
This article reports on parents' perceptions of the way music CDs and DVDs were used with children under the age of five in the home environment. This was part of a study that explored the musical practices of parents with children at home. A survey was sent to parents in three preschools, asking about parental music background, young children's involvement in music programs, types of music children were exposed to in the home, and frequency of musical activities conducted in the home. Following the survey, focus groups were conducted to further tease out trends that emerged in the survey. One of the trends was the reliance parents placed on music CDs and DVDs in providing music for their children. The use of these materials in the home is discussed, as are implications for parents and early childhood educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia