If the thought &#111&#102 &#121&#111&#117&#114 children’s development is music to your ears, you may want to share the joy &#111&#102 music &#119&#105&#116&#104 your kids–and it seems &#116&#104&#101 sooner you &#100&#111 it, the better.

&#10&#69&#120&#112&#111&#115&#117&#114&#101 to &#109&#117&#115&#105&#99 during the early years of childhood enhances the learning process by &#112&#114&#111&#109&#111&#116&#105&#110&#103 language &#100&#101&#118&#101&#108&#111&#112&#109&#101&#110&#116, creativity, &#99&#111&#111&#114&#100&#105&#110&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110 and &#115&#111&#99&#105&#97&#108 interaction, &#97&#99&#99&#111&#114&#100&#105&#110&#103 to &#116&#104&#101 National &#65&#115&#115&#111&#99&#105&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110 &#102&#111&#114 the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The group says vocal and &#115&#112&#101&#101&#99&#104 development can improve through &#115&#105&#110&#103&#105&#110&#103 &#108&#105&#115&#116&#101&#110&#105&#110&#103 and &#99&#111&#110&#99&#101&#110&#116&#114&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110 can &#105&#109&#112&#114&#111&#118&#101 with aural training and the values of &#99&#111&#111&#112&#101&#114&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110 are &#114&#101&#105&#110&#102&#111&#114&#99&#101&#100 by the &#115&#104&#97&#114&#105&#110&#103 of instruments and encouragement of other students.

To &#104&#101&#108&#112 their children develop a &#108&#111&#118&#101 &#102&#111&#114 music-and for &#108&#101&#97&#114&#110&#105&#110&#103&#45&#109&#97&#110&#121 &#112&#97&#114&#101&#110&#116&#115 participate in &#99&#108&#97&#115&#115&#101&#115 facilitated by groups such as &#77&#117&#115&#105&#99 Together. The &#111&#114&#103&#97&#110&#105&#122&#97&#116&#105&#111&#110 &#100&#101&#118&#101&#108&#111&#112&#101&#100 a research-based curriculum &#116&#104&#97&#116 &#116&#97&#107&#101&#115 a &#109&#117&#115&#105&#99 &#97&#110&#100 &#109&#111&#118&#101&#109&#101&#110&#116 &#97&#112&#112&#114&#111&#97&#99&#104 to early &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#104&#111&#111&#100 music &#100&#101&#118&#101&#108&#111&#112&#109&#101&#110&#116. It’s open &#116&#111 infants, toddlers, preschoolers &#97&#110&#100 kindergarten children, &#97&#110&#100 &#116&#104&#101&#105&#114 parents or caregivers.

The whole &#112&#117&#114&#112&#111&#115&#101 &#111&#102 our program &#105&#115 &#116&#111 enable children, &#97&#115 well as the adults participating with them, &#116&#111 become &#109&#111&#114&#101 comfortable with musical expression and to develop &#109&#117&#115&#105&#99&#97&#108&#108&#121 &#97&#116 their own pace, says Kenneth K. Guilmartin, &#102&#111&#117&#110&#100&#101&#114 and director of the group. Childhood music development is &#97 natural process, &#106&#117&#115&#116 like language development.

The &#112&#114&#111&#103&#114&#97&#109 &#119&#111&#114&#107&#115 in &#104&#97&#114&#109&#111&#110&#121 with recent findings &#97&#116 &#97&#110 Early &#67&#104&#105&#108&#100&#104&#111&#111&#100 Summit stating that &#109&#117&#115&#105&#99 education &#105&#115 &#98&#97&#115&#105&#99 education and therefore &#105&#110&#116&#101&#103&#114&#97&#108 &#116&#111 the education &#111&#102 &#99&#104&#105&#108&#100&#114&#101&#110 &#97&#116 &#97&#110&#121 age-a &#115&#116&#97&#116&#101&#109&#101&#110&#116 the &#85.&#83. Department of Education agrees &#119&#105&#116&#104.

The &#82&#111&#108&#101 Of Parents

Guilmartin says an important &#107&#101&#121 to his program’s success is &#112&#97&#114&#101&#110&#116&#97&#108 &#105&#110&#118&#111&#108&#118&#101&#109&#101&#110&#116. The participation and modeling &#111&#102 parents &#97&#110&#100 &#99&#97&#114&#101&#103&#105&#118&#101&#114&#115&#45&#45&#114&#101&#103&#97&#114&#100&#108&#101&#115&#115 of &#109&#117&#115&#105&#99&#97&#108 ability–is essential to a child’s musical growth, &#104&#101 explains. Of all the &#112&#114&#111&#103&#114&#97&#109&#115 available for &#112&#114&#101&#115&#99&#104&#111&#111&#108&#101&#114&#115, it &#105&#115 the &#111&#110&#108&#121 one &#119&#104&#105&#99&#104 has based its curriculum on that &#102&#97&#99&#116 from the beginning.

Atmosphere plays &#97&#110 important &#114&#111&#108&#101 &#97&#115 well. Music Together works &#116&#111 create a playful, &#110&#111&#110&#112&#101&#114&#102&#111&#114&#109&#97&#110&#99&#101&#45&#111&#114&#105&#101&#110&#116&#101&#100 &#101&#110&#118&#105&#114&#111&#110&#109&#101&#110&#116 that Guilmartin &#100&#101&#115&#99&#114&#105&#98&#101&#115 as &#109&#117&#115&#105&#99&#97&#108&#108&#121 &#114&#105&#99&#104, yet immediately accessible to the child &#97&#110&#100 the adult. &#87&#101 &#98&#101&#108&#105&#101&#118&#101 all children are &#109&#117&#115&#105&#99&#97&#108, explains Guilmartin. They can &#97&#108&#108 reach &#98&#97&#115&#105&#99 music competence with the &#114&#105&#103&#104&#116 &#104&#101&#108&#112.

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