DCAEYC Celebrates Music in Our Schools Month



Music in Our Schools Month is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music.

Why is music important?

Music is a brain builder for young children. Whether it’s listening to music, singing along, clapping, swaying or dancing to the beat, music matters. When a child is exposed to music it is an opportunity for them to build vocabulary, develop language, enhance literacy readiness skills, strengthen memory, celebrate and express their joy, and engage with others. To utilize the power of music, incorporate singing songs, rhymes, fingerplays, playing instruments and dance parties into your daily schedule.

Check out these resources below to learn more:

http://infed.org/mobi/howard-gardner-multiple-intelligences-and-education/

https://www.vroom.org/

https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/tyc/dec2017/music-extending-animal-play

https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/support-math-readiness-through-music

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The District of Columbia Association for the Education of Young Children (DCAEYC) is the DC Affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

 

NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.

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