Incorporating time-tested songs, ideas, suggestions and concepts for using music and movement with young children, this best-selling textbook was written with children—and the child at heart—in mind. This new edition encourages teachers to become an advocate for music and movement in early education, use the lessons to inspire their young students to move and groove, and become active participants in the process, themselves. A “process not product” methodology infused throughout this core textbook provides a comprehensive and current survey of professional research while maintaining the link between theory and practice, encouraging teachers and caregivers to attend to the importance of research and contemporary thought regarding music and movement education.
The seventh edition has been updated to include all of the new standards for music and movement, new guidelines and practices, suggestions for lesson planning and curriculum alignment, strategies for teaching exceptional students, and more songs and activities for students in preschool through early primary grades
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Linda Carol Edwards is a professor emerita of early childhood at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, where she taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in the visual and performing arts. Her degrees include a BA from Pembroke State University and an MEd and EdD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Before moving to the college level, she taught kindergarten for 12 years in the public schools of North Carolina. Dr. Edwards is the author of The Creative Arts: A Process Approach for Teachers and Children (Pearson/Merrill), which is now in its fifth edition. She has been published in Young Children, Science and Children, Journal of Early Education and Family Review, Dimensions in Early Childhood, and the Kappa Delta Pi Record. She also serves on the advisory board of Annual Editions: Early Childhood Education. In addition, Dr. Edwards's experience allowed her to create undergraduate and graduate programs in early childhood education that have received NCATE/NAEYC approval. As an advocate for arts education for young children, she takes the opportunity to present at local, state, and national conferences about the importance of the visual and performing arts in the lives of young children.