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Music and Movement: A Way of Life for Young Children, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Linda Edwards

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 11, 2012

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This core text is written for Early Childhood Education courses in Music and Movement, and the Creative Arts and Expression.


By balancing research coverage and theory with applied practice, this best-selling text covers the most current and comprehensive of topics while encouraging teachers to not only inspire young children to move with music, but be inspired themselves.


The seventh edition presents a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of professional research while continuing to provide links between theory and practice. Edwards encourages teachers and caregivers to attend to the importance of research and contemporary thought regarding music and movement education. At the same time, the narrative frames theoretical ideas in meaningful ways for the adult who has chosen teaching as a profession. The songs, ideas, suggestions, and music and movement concepts included are time-tested. Parents, teachers, student teachers, caregivers, and students have aided in compiling and assessing the contents of this edition. Musical concepts and activities appropriate for each age and grade level have been included to accompany some of the songs and rhythms. Movement and dance concepts are also presented in age-specific content.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Beginning the Music and Movement Journey

Chapter 2: Music and Movement for Young Children

Chapter 3: Music and Movement for Children with Special Needs

Chapter 4: Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers

Chapter 5: Music and Movement for 3-Year-Olds

Chapter 6: Music and Movement for 4-Year-Olds

Chapter 7: Music and Movement for Kindergarten and Early Primary

Chapter 8: Music and Movement: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Appendix A: Music Terminology and Approaches to Music Education

Appendix B: Resources for Teachers in EArly Childhood Classrooms

Appendix C: Learning Autoharp and Guitar for the Classroom

Appendix D: Instruments for the Classroom

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$31.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-278057-5