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Koops, Lisa Huisman; Kuebel, Christa; Smith, Sarah Starr Alleman – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this narrative inquiry was to document the musical journey of Sarah, a young mother taking piano lessons. The research questions explored how Sarah's journey influenced her young children's musical expressions, their expressed desires to participate in music outside of their current experiences, and Sarah's experience of musical…
Descriptors: Mothers, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Parent Influence
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Cooper, Shelly; Cardany, Audrey Berger – General Music Today, 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…
Descriptors: Music Education, Play, Music Activities, Language Acquisition
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Zur, Sara Stevens; Johnson-Green, Elissa – Childhood Education, 2008
Families often use music as a way to teach children how to behave according to the precepts of society. Beginning in infancy, musicality exists at the core of family interactions and forms the basis for social and emotional communication throughout the life span. For many families, musical parenting practices permeate daily life, facilitating…
Descriptors: Music, Play, School Readiness, Child Development
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Matter, Darryl E. – Childhood Education, 1982
Briefly discusses children's spontaneous musical expressions, outlines stages of children's musical development, and suggests musical experiences for young children. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Guidelines, Music Activities, Spontaneous Behavior
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Chiba, Takeo; Kanou, Akira; Matsuda, Sohei; Izhara, Dai; Ishigahki, Emiko – International Journal of Early Childhood, 1997
Discusses the creative use of television broadcasts, computers for interactive play, electronic instruments for musical expression, and interactive books in Japanese early childhood education. Considers how television can be used more effectively and how computers enhance interaction between children, describes how electronic instruments during…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology