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ERIC Number: EJ810363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Making Connections: Promoting Music Making in the Home through a Preschool Music Program
Cooper, Shelly; Cardany, Audrey Berger
General Music Today, v22 n1 p4-12 2008
The Musical Play program is designed to assist children ages 2 to 5 and their parents. The program creators sought to help families build a repertoire of songs and activities for everyday living and to encourage musical play at home. The program includes developmentally appropriate songs, materials, and activities and incorporates a wide variety of topics, presentations, and interactions. The songs and activities presented contribute to the well-being of children, both cognitively and emotionally. Music centers remain the basis of the program, as the program was designed to incorporate musical free play. The centers are the vehicles for engaging children in thinking and playing with music. Through these centers, parents may learn new ways to play musically with their children. The child's acquisition of musical skills, within this rich environment, empowers and enhances personal and musical expression, as well as aids in language acquisition and coordination development. (Contains 1 table, 9 figures, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A