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Supporting Musical Development in the Early Years (Supporting Early Learning) [Paperback]

Linda Pound , Chris Harrison

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1 Nov 2002 0335212247 978-0335212248 New edition
This important book provides practical guidance for parents, teachers and other early years practitioners who are concerned with young children's musical development. The authors highlight the relationship between music and the development of communication, the expression of emotion and playfulness. They show how these three elements, in conjunction with musical activity and experience, underpin all future learning including the development of language. They go on to explore music as a subject in its own right and its role in supporting other areas of the curriculum.

Insights from a wide range of research are presented in a way which makes them accessible to practitioners so that they can be used to inform and develop effective practice. Practitioners and parents are encouraged to have confidence in their own musical ability.

The book provides a wide range of practical strategies and activities. It will show that everyone is capable of enjoying making music with young children and contributing to their future musical development.

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Throughout her working life Linda Pound has been committed to improving the quality of provision for young children and their families. She has worked in three universities and was an LEA inspector in a London borough, where she was responsible for the early years for almost ten years. In addition she has been head of a nursery school and deputy head of a primary school.

In her current role as an education consultant, she provides training for early years practitioners around the country and beyond. Linda writes extensively for a range of audiences, including parents and practitioners. The topics covered in her writing include mathematics, the theoretical and historical roots of early childhood education, leadership and creativity.

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"...another wonderfully supportive and thoughtful book in the 'Supporting Early Learning' series." - Chris Harrison (Nursery World 2003-05-01)

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Linda Pound is Academic Leader for Early Childhood Programmes at the University of North London. She has worked with every age group from 2-62 years of age but her passion is the education of young children. She has been a headteacher, local authority inspector and involved in training of early years practitioners at all levels.

Chris Harrison is Inspector for Music in the London Borough of Greenwich and was formerly Performing Arts Adviser for the London Borough of Lewisham. He has taught in primary and secondary phases and has extensive experience of providing professional development for teachers and early years practitioners. He is also a practising musician.

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If, within western society, it is suggested that everyone is born musical, many people will respond with comments such as, 'well you obviously haven't heard me sing', 'I can't sing a note', 'I'm tone deaf', 'I can't read music', 'I don't play an instrument ' or 'I'm just not musically gifted'. Read the first page
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