Importance of Music in Early Childhood Education

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The study and presentation of music in different countries of the world have facilitated all the growth associated with music. The study of early childhood recognizes children as music creators which enables and shows that music has had a lot of impacts in the lives of young children. Through music, early childhood education was made possible since music communicates its message in a faster way through repeated rhythm that children are able to grasp in a quicker way. Therefore, music is very important in the lives of young children since it has socially, culturally, mentally and physically grown them. Research Questions 1. In addition, early childhood music takes part in different environments which also boosts the development of childhood identities. The research carried out by Custodero shows that music influences children’s inner and outer worlds by linking them through different environments which also enables them to develop identities.

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Moreover, music has enabled children to grow socially (Koops, 2018). The art of musicality in young children starts in infancy where children were sung to either stop them from crying or to induce sleep. The communicative ability of the songs that children are involved in is what leads to social development. Children also create their own songs related to their culture which also helps in promotion of their culture through embracing the culture. Playground songs are examples of music that children come up with and it embraces their culture showing that young children have a tendency of making music which promotes their culture. Development of musical aptitude is another importance of music in young children (Niland & John, 2016). According to a researcher called Gordon, all children are born with the ability to make music.

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