This text prepares childcare providers to meet the responsibility of musically nurturing young children. After being led to understand the importance of musically nurturing children in this age group, students are taught to nurture children at various stages in early childhood. The unique developmental characteristics of these stages are examined and are the basis upon which activities are planned. Specific activity examples are given that help the student learn to sing, move, play and listen to music with young children. In addition to the main text, a supplement helps the student gain an understanding of basic musical elements and terms. This is meant to help students feel more comfortable with music, so they are not hesitant to lead children in the discovery of this creative expression.
Adjunt Faculty, Daytona Beach Community College and Germanna Community College; BS Music Education; MA Music; Ed.D. Curriculum and Systems Design, Early Childhood; CDA Representative; NAEYC Validator; Community Representative for Early Head Start Policy Council; Member of NAEYC’s Professional Development Panel; Member of ACEI, MENC, ASCD, NAEYC.
Chapter 1: Understanding Early Childhood Music Chapter 2: The Role of Music in the Early Childhood Classroom Chapter 3: The Children: Infants and Toddlers Chapter 4: The Children: Twos and Threes Chapter 5: The Children: Fours and Fives Chapter 6: The Children: Early elementary Chapter 7: The Children: Special Needs Chapter 8: The Teachers: Preparation of the Teacher Chapter 9: Exploring Sounds Chapter 10: Rhythmic Chants Chapter 11: Singing Chapter 12: Moving to Music Chapter 13: Listening to Music Chapter 14: Multicultural Music Chapter 15: Designing a Curriculum Chapter 16: Musical Resources for Early Childhood Teachers. Lab Chapters: Chapter 1: Notes Chapter 2: Time Signature Chapter 3: Rests Chapter 4: Staff-Lines and spaces Chapter 5: Key Signature and Scales Chapter 6: Key Signature and Scales (continued) Chapter 7: Tempo Chapter 8: Volume Chapter 9: Staccato/Legato Chapter 10: Mood Chapter 11: Phrases Chapter 12: Form Chapter 13: Chords Chapter 14: Chords Chapter 15: Chords Chapter 16: Chords