Music with the Under-Fours / Edition 1

Music with the Under-Fours / Edition 1

by Susan Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415287065

ISBN-13: 9780415287067

Pub. Date: 09/09/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The importance and value of music in the care and education of very young children is increasingly recognised. This book looks closely at early musical development and how this translates into ways of supporting the musical activity of babies, toddlers and young children, keeping in mind the diversity of preschool work.

Key topics include:

  • pre- and

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Overview

The importance and value of music in the care and education of very young children is increasingly recognised. This book looks closely at early musical development and how this translates into ways of supporting the musical activity of babies, toddlers and young children, keeping in mind the diversity of preschool work.

Key topics include:

  • pre- and post-natal musical experience
  • musical parenting
  • lullabies and play songs
  • baby music sessions
  • toddlers' music play
  • songs, musical games and other activities
  • young children's singing
  • music play with instruments
  • listening
  • working with adults to develop musical opportunities.

This text provides a valuable synthesis of recent thinking in this area, as well as practical suggestions for fostering creativity through musical activities. An original and inspiring book which will be welcomed by anyone responsible for the care and education of preschool children.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415287067
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/09/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2Issues and contexts6
3Unborn and just after22
4The first year36
5Music with toddlers50
6Group music play68
7On to three and then four (I) Voice-play and singing86
8On to three and then four (II) Playing instruments105
9Reflective practice119
AppMusic with under-fours: the range of musical behaviours133
References136
Index140

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