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Music--Instruction and study--Juvenile; School music--Instruction and study;


One way for children to experience music and develop early literacy skills is through nursery rhymes such as Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. This project addresses the benefits of using music with young children and the importance of professional development with early childhood educators. More and more research is being done to explore and study the effects of music with young children. It is becoming evident that music has many benefits that can enhance young children's lives. Some of these benefits include expanding children's communication skills, building oral language skills, developing phonological awareness skills, and extending concepts of print. Some studies have shown that early exposure to music can have an impact on a child's success in the classroom.

Music can have a vigorous impact on a young child's brain function, memory, motor skills, cognitive skills, pre-literacy skills, and social skills. The result of a music influence is that the child becomes a better thinker and student for now, and for the future.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jill M. Uhlenberg


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