Related IEL Resources
- Tip Sheet: Sing, Play, and Hear: Music’s in the Air
- Tip Sheet: Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Music, Sound, and Movement
- Tip Sheet: Out and About with Preschoolers: Make Some Music
- Project Example: The Music Project
Related Web Resources
Children’s Music Web
Resources for teachers, parents, and children on this website include activities and songs.
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.
Music Teachers National Association
This organization is dedicated to the professional development and support of music teachers.
National Association for Music Education
This organization addresses all aspects of music education at the local, state, and federal level.