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ERIC Number: EJ810366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1048-3713
Teaching the Youngest Learners: Musical Experiences for Infants
de l'Etoile, Shannon
General Music Today, v22 n1 p35-37 Fall 2008
For most children, musical instruction may not begin until 3 or 5 years of age or even older. However, musical experiences can offer numerous and significant benefits during the first weeks and months of a child's life. Infants can successfully learn "about" music and "through" musical experiences. The most meaningful and appropriate musical experiences for infants are based on a clear understanding of their purpose as well as insight into infants' perceptual capacities. In this article, the author discusses several things to consider when designing musical experiences for infants.
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Language: English
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