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Music in the Lives of Young Children
An Annotated Anthology of Research Papers from Early Child Development and Care

ISBN 9780367547189
Published December 31, 2020 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Book Description

This annotated anthology documents historical trends and basic findings regarding music in early childhood education, development, and care.

The papers in this volume discuss the main research trends of musical engagement with early children, such as music in the family, employing music in child care, and musical skill and development. This collection hopes to stimulate further reflections on the implementation of music in daily practice. The volume represents many facets of research from different cultural contexts and reflects trends and projects of music in early childhood. The findings incorporate a historical perspective with regards to different topics and approaches.

The book provides practitioners and researchers of music education, music development, and music psychology, an opportunity to read a selection of articles that were previously published in the journal Early Child Development and Care. Each paper concludes with an annotation note supplied by the principle author addressing how they see their article from the perspective of today.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Music in early childhood education and care: Past and present

Wilfried Gruhn and Warren Brodsky

Part I: Caregiving – Parenting

1. On musical parenting of young children: Musical beliefs and behaviors of mothers and infants

Beatriz S. Ilari

Annotation by Beatriz S. Ilari

2. Caregiving in counterpoint: Reciprocal influences in the musical parenting of younger and older infants

Lori A. Custodero and Elissa A. Johnson-Green

Annotation by Lori A. Custodero and Elissa A. Johnson-Green

3. Music at home with the under-fives: What is happening?

Peter de Vries

Annotation by Linda Lorenza

4. The musical dimension of daily routines with under-four children during diaper change, bedtime and free-play

Anna Rita Addessi

Annotation by Anna Rita Addessi

5. The communicative characteristics of musical interactions compared with play interactions between mothers and their one-year-old infants

Orit Mualem and Pnina S. Klein

Annotation by Orit Mualem

6. The effects of music and movement on mother–infant interactions

Wendy Vlismas, Stephen Malloch, and Denis Burnham

Annotation by Wendy Vlismas, Stephen Malloch, and Denis Burnham

7. Musical engagement among families with young children: A CMBI (V.972) study

Warren Brodsky, Idit Sulkin, and Michal Hefer

Annotation by Warren Brodsky

Part II: Musical Development

8. Octave generalization in young children

Desmond Sergeant

Annotation by Desmond Sergeant

9. Music and language development in early childhood: Integrating past research in the two domains

Lily Chen-Hafteck

Annotation by Lily Chen-Hafteck

10. Music perception and cognition in the first year of life

Beatriz S. Ilari

Annotation by Beatriz S. Ilari

11. Mozart Effect in preschool children?

Ken Hui

Annotation by E. Glenn Schellenberg

12. Towards constructions of musical childhoods: Diversity and digital technologies

Susan Young

Annotation by Susan Young

13. Infants’ attention to synthesised baby music and original acoustic music

Carla H. Merkow and Eugenia Costa-Giomi

Annotation by Eugenia Costa-Giomi

Part III: Musical Aspects – Singing, Movement, and Teaching

14. Contributions to an understanding of the music and movement connection

Susan Young

Annotation by Susan Young

15. Piano keyboard training and the spatial–temporal development of young children attending kindergarten classes in Greece

Nikolaos Zafranas

Annotation by Nikolaos Zafranas

16. Handclapping songs: A spontaneous platform for child development among 5-10-year-old children

Warren Brodsky and Idit Sulkin

Annotation by Idit Sulkin

17. ‘Bejazzled’: Employing attributes of pre-schoolers’ play to facilitate musical interactions with jazz

Mignon van Vreden

Annotation by Mignon van Vreden

18. The effects of Orff-based attention-enhancing music education programme on impulsive preschool children’s cognitive tempo

Gökhan Kayili and Özden Kuşcu

Annotation by Özden Kuşcu and Gökhan Kayili

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Warren Brodsky is Associate Professor of Music Psychology in the Department of the Arts at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel. He was Registered, Certified, and Board Certified as a clinical music therapist (1984-2000, in the USA, the UK, Israel). Warren completed a PhD degree in Psychology at Keele University (UK, 1995). He was the recipient of two Post-Doctoral Fellowships at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (1996-2001). He is Director of the Music Science Lab at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His research interests include musical skill and development, the effects of music on driving behaviour, and positive aging among professional symphony orchestra musicians.

Wilfried Gruhn is Professor Emeritus of Music Education. He completed a PhD in Musicology (1967). He was the President of the International Research Alliance of Institutes for Music Education (1995-1997), a Board Member of the International Society for Music Education (2000-2004), the founder/first Director of the Gordon Institute of Early Childhood Music Learning in Freiburg (Germany, 2003-2009), and the founder/first President of the International Leo Kestenberg Society (2009). His research areas include historical research on music education, and empirical studies on perception, cognition, and the neurobiological foundations of music learning.