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ERIC Number: EJ866239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
The Musical Dimension of Daily Routines with Under-Four Children during Diaper Change, Bedtime and Free-Play
Addessi, Anna Rita
Early Child Development and Care, v179 n6 p747-768 Aug 2009
This paper deals with an action-research project currently being undertaken at the University of Bologna concerning the observation of music making during daily routines with under-four children during diaper change, bedtime and free-play. Several observational protocols were carried out in natural and spontaneous contexts. The data analysis was based on the analysis of video-recordings using an observational grid, check-list and microanalysis. During diaper change we observed some interesting phenomena of face-to-face mother-infant and father-infant interaction and also triadic mother-father-infant interactions. Some differences between father-child and mother-child dyads were observed concerning temporal contingency, turn-taking and musical quality of the vocal interaction. At bedtime, we observed 'autotelic' musical play of a young girl singing just before she closed her eyes and the imitative vocal interaction among peers. Fogel's Relational Coding System (2000) allowed us to observe and analyse the musical free-play at home between the mother-musician and her three-year-old son. (Contains 7 figures, 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy