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ERIC Number: EJ881322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
The Role of Music in Your Classroom
Jones, Jennifer
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n192 p90-92 Mar-Apr 2010
According to van der Linde (1999), play and music are interrelated activities. They are both essential components to a child's development, but this is not always understood. There are many areas in early childhood where music and play are inseparable and others that are strengthened by the pairing. This article discusses the importance of both play and music as well as the dynamic relationship between these two factors in children's cognitive development. Recent research on the impact of background music on the social interactions of preschoolers found that the number of positive child-to-child interactions increased when background music was introduced into the environment. In addition, music can set the tone for any situation. It gives teachers another way to help foster the emotional development of their students. The author presents an example of using music in the classroom and describes the effect of music on students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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