Music for Preschool Children

This list contains a variety of resources associated with music for preschool children.

IEL Resources

Web Resources

  • 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.
Type of resource:
  • Resource List
Setting(s) for which the article is intended:
  • Child Care Center
  • Family Child Care
  • Home
  • Preschool Program
Intended audience(s):
  • Parents / Family
  • Teachers / Service providers
Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
  • Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
  • Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Reviewed: 2017