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Old 16-05-2006, 01:07 AM   #1
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Children, Affect, and Music

An interesting article:


Do you use music in your classroom? How?

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Old 21-09-2006, 04:44 PM   #2
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Music may have cognitive benefits that span beyond the realm of musical abilities.

Research suggests that music lessons can improve memory and learning ability in young children by encouraging different patterns of brain development: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/5362670.stm

How can music be incorporated into the curriculum?

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Old 18-01-2007, 07:43 AM   #3
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I am making own music tunes in my music class. I used these softwares Music Ace, Fleximusic kids Composer, GarageBand. It is a fun, easy way for kids to learn the basics of music-making and recording. This software can be used at home for furthering your child's musical experiences, or by schools for exploring the fundamental basics behind music creation.
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Old 19-01-2007, 07:45 AM   #4
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As a pre-school teacher working with 3 year old children, I have incorporated music into the classroom in a variety of ways.

There are many resources available through libraries. I have also purchased materials in resale stores to cut costs. Old phonograph records are especially fun as the children are able to actually see the operation of how the music is made.

Also, I have included different types of instruments in our dramatic play center so that something is available for spontaneous musical play. The children use these instruments to create their own music and songs.

On special days, I bring out a wider assortment of instruments for the chidlren to explore. There are many lesson plans available at teacher supply stores that specifically teach with music included as part of the lesson and used to reinforce a thematic concept.

There are also possibilites of using non-musical objects to produce music. Often when we are using blocks for building, the children will lay out a horizontal structure. One of the children in particular will use a cylinder to tap out his "music" on the block platform.

Sometimes, during freeplay, I will simply play some music that incorporates instructional information, a type of subliminal teaching.

These are just a few examples of teaching with music that I use within my class.
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Old 20-04-2007, 10:16 AM   #5
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Thanks for the link, Christina. Also, kdnxdr, thanks your input. I might practice your strategies in some occasions.


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Old 15-12-2007, 07:09 AM   #6
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Music can help during class and also outside of class..

http://www.brainhealthandpuzzles .c...sic_brain.html
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