Music Play: The Early Childhood Music Curriculum
Music Play: The Early Childhood Music Curriculum, Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Caregivers is an innovative, complete, full-color book and CD resource for early childhood music classes. Children are naturally fascinated with sound and movement play as they teach themselves how to function in the world. Moreover, each child born on this earth has the potential to learn music. Without early, sequential music development guidance, however, the potential for true music understanding and enjoyment is left underdeveloped in most children. This developmentally appropriate music series is based on the groundbreaking book A Music Learning Theory for Newborn and Young Children by Edwin E. Gordon as well as years of practical and experimental research. Music Play is designed to assist teachers, parents, and caregivers of newborn and young children in the development of basic music skills such as singing, rhythm chanting, and moving. The Music Play guide includes 57 songs and rhythm chants in a variety of tonalities and meters and over 200 music and movement activities designed to assist you in organizing sequential music and movement experiences for newborn and young children. Each of the songs and rhythm chants found in the guide is recorded on the accompanying compact disc or cassette. The beautiful full-color book and CD set features photos of children engaged in music activities. The book includes notation and lesson plans adapted to the individual needs of each child, as well as a complete introduction to how young children learn when they learn music.
- Valerio, Wendy