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ERIC Number: EJ810364
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Music Technology in the Preschool? Absolutely!
Nardo, Rachel
General Music Today, v22 n1 p38-39 2008
Most music educators are unaware that one of the earliest known electronic music keyboards for children dates back to 1952. It was unsophisticated in appearance, but much like the inventions of today, the mid-century electronic musical toy piqued the interest of children, and they begged their parents to buy it for them. The invention was named "Eltronovox," and it became one of the first in a long line of electronic music keyboards and toys children would come to love throughout the second half of the 20th century. Fast forward to the 21st century, and one will find that Fisher-Price now lists 217 musical toys for young children, about half of which use some type of technology to function. Vtech Corporation, Sesame Street, Scholastic Books, Leapfrog, and many other toy and interactive media companies offer excellent technology-based products for young children. This article discusses the increasingly large number and variety of technology-related music products for young children. There are toys, software, hand-held computers, dance mats, Web sites, Wiis--a plethora of playforms on different platforms. Thankfully, technology-assisted learning no longer means being stuck at the computer. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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