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ERIC Number: EJ809585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1476-718X
Young Children's Musical Worlds: Musical Engagement in 3.5-Year-Olds
Lamont, Alexandra
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v6 n3 p247-261 2008
This study explores preschoolers' real life engagement with music in everyday life, examining the choices that they have over music listening and the engagement that they show in relation to music in different contexts. A total of 32 children from the United Kingdom aged 3.2-3.9 years participated with their families, nursery teachers and other caregivers. Experience sampling methodology was used to capture up to 21 episodes within a seven-day period. A total of 437 episodes were captured, and 81% had music exposure, either at the time of the call (38%) or during the two preceding hours (43%). Children's music was most frequently heard and chosen by the children themselves; pop music was also frequently heard but less often chosen by the children. The roles of choice, format, focus and style in understanding children's early music listening behaviours and motivations are carefully analysed. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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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: United Kingdom