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2nd Edition

Musical Children
Engaging Children in Musical Experiences

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ISBN 9780815374930
Published September 10, 2018 by Routledge
314 Pages

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Book Description

Musical Children: Engaging Children in Musical Experiences, Second Edition, is designed for students majoring in early childhood or elementary education, or music education. It highlights the important role music plays in a child’s education and life, offering a practical resource for bringing together music and young children during these important early years. Thirty-seven engaging musical experiences help pre-service and in-service teachers—some who may only have a limited background in music—learn how to make music a part of their students’ daily lives, with strategies that are ideal both in and out of the classroom. Musical Children is an invaluable guide to assist teachers in engaging children in meaningful, joyful, and playful musical experiences.

NEW to the second edition:

  • The 2014 National Core Music Standards
  • Updated and expanded prekindergarten chapter
  • Greater focus on music fundamentals
  • Expansion of Dalcroze, Orff, Kodály, and Music Learning Theory approaches
  • Discussion questions and projects for each chapter
  • Addition of an Autoharp®, Chromaharp®, and QChord® instructional unit
  • All 49 audio tracks from the musical experiences now available for online listening, hosted or linked to popular music streaming services

A new companion website is home to numerous resources, including all audio files, supplementary notated songs, charts for instrument study, and information on IDEA and children with disabilities.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: Music Learning and Young Children / Chapter 1: Young Children and Music: The Prekindergarten Years / Chapter 2: Young Children and Music: The Primary Grades / Chapter 3: Introduction to the Elements of Music: Developing Concepts about Music / Chapter 4: Reaching All Learners through Music/ Chapter 5: Curricular Integration and Approaches / SECTION II: Teaching Music in the Prekindergarten and Primary Grades / Chapter 6: Sharing Music in the Prekindergarten Years / Chapter 7: Teaching Music in the Primary Grades / SECTION III: Collection of Songs for Classroom Music / SECTION IV: APPENDICES / Appendix A: Collection of Rhymes, Finger Plays, Chants, and Poems / Appendix B: Resources for Classroom Music / Appendix C: Reference Material for Music Fundamentals / Appendix D: Introduction to the Soprano Recorder, Autoharp®, Chromaharp®, and QChord®  / Appendix E: Songs to Read, Sing, and Play / Glossary / Classified Index / Subject Index / Music Index

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Carolynn A. Lindeman is Professor of Music Emerita at San Francisco State University and past president of The National Association for Music Education.