Music and the Young Mind: Enhancing Brain Development and Engaging Learning

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R&L Education, Apr 16, 2009 - Music - 150 pages
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Maureen Harris has written an early childhood music program that is easily incorporated into the classroom routine. Written for the early childhood educator-experienced or trainee, musician or nonmusician_this book describes a music-enriched environment for teaching the whole child. Now educators can put research into practice and benefit from the wealth of knowledge and research acquired over the centuries on the power of music. With easy-to-follow lesson plans, sing-along CDs (sung in a suitable pitch for the young child), and supporting literature, educators can gain musical confidence as they explore research on child development, learn how to create a music-enriched environment and build musical confidence, see a curriculum time-frame, and follow lesson plans with ideas for further musical creativity and exploration. In addition, the multicultural section shows how to set up an early childhood music setting that maximizes the benefits of a variety of cultural values and practices. As you read this book you will begin to see music as a biological human need, an incredible vehicle for enhancing intelligence, and a means to connecting and uniting people around the world.
 

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Contents

Chapter 01 Brain Research and How Children Learn
1
Chapter 02 Biology and MusicTapping the Global Rhythm
11
Chapter 03 Healing
15
Chapter 04 Gifted Children
21
Chapter 05 Teacher Training
29
Chapter 06 Appropriate Curricula
37
Chapter 07 Multicultural Integration
45
Chapter 08 A Years Music Curriculum
57
Chapter 10 Resource Guide
105
Chapter 11 Lets Get Started
111
Chapter 12 Tomorrows World
117
Appendix A SONGS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
121
Appendix B ACTION SONGS
123
Appendix C TRACKS ON CDS BY LESSON PLAN
125
References
129
About the Author
137

Chapter 09 Lesson Plans of Basic Concepts
67

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About the author (2009)

Maureen Harris, an educator and music professional has dedicated 20 years to the education of the young child, earned a Masters of Education at University of Windsor, and studied early childhood music with E. Gordon at Michigan State University.

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