MUSIC AND MOVEMENT 1 Lisa Stanio C360 Music and Movement Assignment 4 23 rd October, 2018
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT 2 Part 1 Three positive effects that music and movement have on early childhood-aged children in the following areas of development: Researchers have believed for years that music can stimulate brain development. According to the Mozart Effect, "The idea is that infants and young children can benefit from early music exposure and training" (Caulfield. 1999, pg. 119). Music and movement have positive effects on early childhood-aged children in their cognitive development. Namely, it widens their vocabulary, help in building retention skills and also builds listening and auditory skills. Music and movement helps widen early vocabularies by introducing children to simple nouns, verbs and even adjectives. For example, many children learn the parts of the body by singing and moving to “Head shoulders Knees and toes”. Not only do they sing, but they associate the body parts to the vocabulary which was said. Additionally, teaching children nursery rhymes will help them be better readers later on in life. When singing or reciting nursery rhymes and putting in the action also helps them in retaining information. For instance, there are some children with very short attention span sometimes, they just do not get when you teach. So therefore, when teaching certain concepts I use jingles, poems, rhymes and lots of movement. I allow them to put what whatever I am teaching in their own music rhythm and it works. They are able to retain the information. The power of music and movement. Music and movement also help with memorizing important information in the form of songs and performing an action. Arranging information to be memorized in the form of music can help children remember them more readily (Sawyers & Hutson-Brandhagen, 2004). Yoon (2000) explains that according to a study done on children in grade school, "Music learning develops the
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT 3 perceptual skill necessary in reading. Studying a musical instrument develops auditory discrimination that has a positive influence in the development in phonetic skills" (pg. 17). She also explains that, "The skills children gain in listening to music will provide a solid framework for successfully attending to language in print. The singing-reading connection fosters a love for reading while learning how to read (Yoon, 2000, pg. 17). In a similar study, the researchers stated that "if early reading skill is closely linked to skill in processing the auditory components of
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