- Tip Sheet: Out and About with Preschoolers: Make Some Music
- Tip Sheet: Sing, Play, and Hear: Music’s in the Air
- Tip Sheet: Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Music and Movement
- Tip Sheet: Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Music, Sound, and Movement
- Illinois Projects in PracticeProject Example: The Music Project
- Blog: Learning Through Music and Movement
Position Statement on Early Childhood Education
Music is a natural and important part of young children’s growth and development. The National Association for Music Education explains that early interaction with music positively affects the quality of all children’s lives.
Learning with Musical Instruments
This resource explains what skills children develop when using instruments. It also provides tips for adults to maximize child learning.
The Music Center in Child Care
The Extension website says activities in a music center can support children’s development across several different domains.
Why Music Matters in the Early Childhood Classroom
Research shows how music helps young children build powerful thought networks that fortify their learning in areas as varied as language processing, visual perception, memory, mathematics, and, of course, creative expression.