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Yi, Gina J. – General Music Today, 2021
Given its importance in children's development and learning, researchers have rigorously studied play, and many teachers have used it as a classroom tool. Music researchers have observed that music regularly accompanies children's play because music is part of their culture, and "playing with music" is the most natural form of expression…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Play, Child Development, Music Education
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Williams, Kate E. – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
Differences in early self-regulation skills contribute to disparities in success in early learning and school transition, as well as in childhood well-being. Self-regulation refers to managing emotional, cognitive, and behavioral processes that are conducive to positive adjustment and social relationships. Researchers have identified that various…
Descriptors: Self Control, Metacognition, Social Adjustment, Music Education
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Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Morris, Vivian Gunn; Meredith, Cathy D.; Hicks, Claire – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2012
Young children enjoy moving around when they hear music. Children take pleasure in physical activities that contribute to their healthy development. Physical activities are vital to retain healthy bodies, and inactivity is one cause of obesity in young children (Dow, 2010; Izumi-Taylor & Morris, 2007). This article describes how teachers and…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Music, Curriculum, Young Children
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Jacobi, Bonnie Schaffhauser – Music Educators Journal, 2019
Sufficient space is integral to high-quality music instruction, but what makes our space "sufficient"? This article provides historical and theoretical background about the role of space in learning and the use of movement as a tool for learning music. When their input is sought, children order space as a high priority within a school…
Descriptors: Child Development, Music Education, Educational History, Aesthetics
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Albin, Chloe M. – Journal of Dance Education, 2016
There are various forms of therapies for children with disabilities, including physical therapy, speech therapy, and alternative therapies such as music and dance therapy. Each form of therapy has its benefits for those with disabilities, but ultimately the success of the therapy rests on the attention paid to the individual. Especially for…
Descriptors: Movement Education, Dance Education, Dance, Down Syndrome
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Vlismas, Wendy; Malloch, Stephen; Burnham, Denis – Early Child Development and Care, 2013
Two experiments investigated the effects of a music and movement (M&M) programme on healthy first-time mothers and their 2-6-month-old infants over a five-week period. Experiment 1 (N?=?96) examined the effects of the M&M activities and the face-to-face (F2F) social contact of a group instruction method on the perception of mothers'…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Infants, Music Activities
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Merkow, Carla H.; Costa-Giomi, Eugenia – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The distinct music genre known as baby music is based on the premise that infants benefit from music "re-orchestrated for their little ears" ("Baby Einstein Takealong Tunes". (2012). Retrieved December 11, 2012, from http://www.babyeinstein.com/en/products/product_explorer/theme/music/62350/Takealong_Tunes.html). We completed a…
Descriptors: Music, Infants, Comparative Analysis, Preferences
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Shin, Joan Kang – English Teaching Forum, 2017
Teachers of young learners (YLs) often use songs and movement to engage children in the classroom. However, are there missed opportunities for language learning and practice that can be added to what they are already doing in their English for young learner (EYL) classes? A deeper understanding of the importance of music in children's lives and…
Descriptors: Singing, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Motion
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Burke, Harry – British Journal of Music Education, 2014
In 1910, Victoria established an elite form of state secondary education that remained essentially unchanged until the introduction of a progressive curriculum during the late 1960s. This radical and voluntary curriculum introduced child-centred learning and personal development skills to state secondary schools. Many state secondary music…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Creative Activities, Progressive Education
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Kenney, Susan Hobson – General Music Today, 2013
“Let’s do it again,” shout the children as they complete an activity in music class. A casual observer would be aware that the children are fully engaged but may not be sure of the lesson focus. Is it to help children learn a new orchestra piece? To teach about the beat? To teach form? To teach rhythm? To teach children to read a music score? To…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Teaching Methods, Movement Education
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Yazejian, Noreen; Peisner-Feinberg, Ellen S.; Heyge, Lorna Lutz – NHSA Dialog, 2009
This article describes a music and movement intervention for children in preschool classrooms. The intervention, consisting of sequenced music and movement activities, has been studied as a curriculum conducted by outside interventionists (Yazejian & Peisner-Feinberg, 2009/this issue) with results providing some support for the beneficial effects…
Descriptors: Intervention, Music, Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Children
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Ilari, Beatriz – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to replicate and extend previous findings on spontaneous movement and rhythmic engagement with music in infancy. Using the identical stimuli and procedures from the original study, I investigated spontaneous rhythmic movements in response to music, infant-directed speech, and contrasting rhythmic patterns in 30…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Child Development, Foreign Countries
Mississippi Research and Curriculum Unit for Vocational and Technical Education, State College. – 1995
This document, which is intended for use by community and junior colleges throughout Mississippi, contains curriculum frameworks for the course sequences in the child development technology programs cluster. Presented in the introductory section are a description of the program and suggested course sequence. Section I lists baseline competencies,…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Child Care Occupations, Child Caregivers, Child Development
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Pica, Rae – Young Children, 2009
Music is vital to the development of language and listening skills. Both music and language arts consist of symbols and ideas; when the two content areas are used in combination, abstract concepts become more concrete. This article provides information that shows the role of music in helping children meet early learning standards, including those…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Listening Skills, Language Arts
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Siphai, Sunan; Supandee, Terdsak; Raksapuk, Chunpit; Poopayang, Piangkhae; Kratoorerk, Sangsan – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
The aim of this research is to promote multiple intelligence capabilities for Early Childhood Care Center of a Sub-district Administration Organization in Chaiyaphum Province. The sample applied were 61 children aging between 3 and 5 years old at Child Development Center, Tambon Ban Kok, Amphoe Chaturus, Chaiyaphum Province, who were selected…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Interviews
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