Research and References

 

There is a wealth of research in the field of early childhood development and music.

 

As a teacher, I value the role of research in shaping and advancing our education system and have incorporated research in the design and content of The Bubble Box program.

 

Here is a list of early childhood research references if you are interested in delving deeper into some of the research that has informed and inspired the development of The Bubble Box philosophy and in turn our baby’s music program.

  

Music research

 

Carlton E.B. (2000), Learning Through Music: The support of brain researchChild Care Exchange 133 (May/June): 53-56

 

Gerry D., Unrau A.  &  Trainor L.J. (2012) Active music classes in infancy enhance musical, communicative and social developmentDevelopmental Science, 15 (3): 398

 

Goddard Blythe S. (2011) The Genius of Natural Childhood: Secrets of Thriving Children, Hawthorn Press, Early Years Series.

 

Harrison C. and Pound L. (1996). Talking music: empowering children as musical communicators. British Journal of Music Education, 13: 233-242.

 

Hodges D.A. (2000) Implications of Music and Brain ResearchMusic Educators Journal , 87 ( 2) Special Focus: Music and the Brain:  17-22

Ilari B. & Polka, L. (2006). Music cognition in early infancy: Infants’ preferences and long-term memory for Ravel. International Journal of Music Education 24 (1): 7–20

Ilari B. & Young S. (2016) Children’s Home Musical Experience Across the World, Indiana University Press

 

Geist K., Geist, E. A., & Kuznik, K. (2012). The Patterns of Music. Young Children2, 75. White paper published by National Association for The Education of Young Children

Kraus N. &  Chandrasekara B. (2010) Music training for the development of auditory skills. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 11: 599-605

 

Parlakian R. & Lerner C. (2010). Beyond Twinkle, Twinkle – Using music with infants and toddlers. White paper published by National Association for the Education of Young Children

 

Creative arts – General research

Edwards, L. (2002). The creative arts: a process approach for teachers and young children. Merrill Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

Meiners, J & Schiller, W (2008). Young children, the arts and culture. The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, Vol 8. Melbourne, Australia: Common Ground

Fraser Mustard, J. (2008). Investing in the early years: Closing the gap between what we know and what we do. Crown – South Australia

Meiners, J. & National Advocates for Arts Education (NAAE). (2008).  The arts in the early years learning framework. Originally published by NAAE. Republished by Ausdance.

Wright S. (2003) Children, meaning-making and the arts, Pearson Education Australia

 

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