The authors provided adequate details that were easy to follow. Isabelle and Raines (2012) suggested that “listening for enjoyment and appreciation is an important part of musical learning in early childhood,” (p. 185). The statement is true since I believe that most of the education early learners receive is through listening. Children love to sing and dance, which makes it easier to learn musically.
As a parent as well as an early childhood educator, the reading was relatable. I utilize chants, songs, and lullabies to encourage learning with my students as well as my children. Many children enjoy the melody and rhythm of the songs regardless of their cultural backgrounds. Isabell and Raines (2012) stated that “all cultures have music they sing and instruments they play,” (p. 209). I agree that every student should have their musical culture reflected in the class.
The reading relates to the required class work and lectures because the material is an extension of what we have learned. In class we have discussed the various was to integrate art into a class room. We have completed thematic webs, lesson plans, and art demos however, this chapter discuss the importance of musical development. Each of the activities incorporates movement or musical component. The musical components range from chants to body