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How to Help a Child Choose an Instrument

Music has tremendous benefits on a young brain. But research shows that the advantages aren’t fully realized by simply streaming music and letting music wash over kids’ brains. In order to reap the full cognitive benefits of music, it’s important for kids to actively...

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The Importance of Music in Early Childhood

by Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D. Lili M. Levinowitz is a professor of music education at Rowan University of New Jersey, Glassboro. The media's popularization of findings from studies indicating a causal link between music training and spatial reasoning in young children...

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Multicultural Music in Early Childhood

Marlene Rattigan Music is a universal language. Exposing children to the music, songs and dances of other cultures should simply be another aspect of the music and movement program, integrated quite naturally on a daily basis. In the home setting, where only one...

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