Music for Preschool Children

About this resource
Reviewed: 2017

IEL Resource(s)

Online Resource(s)

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.