Music and the Child:
Children are inherently musical. They respond to music and learn through music. Music expresses children's identity and heritage, teaches them to belong to a culture, and develops their cognitive well-being and inner self-worth. Music and the Child explores a holistic, artistic, and integrated aproach to understanding the developmental connections between music and children. This book guides professionals to work through music, harnessing the processes that underlie music learning and outlining developmentally appropriate methods to understand the role of music in children's lives through play, games, creativity, and movement. Additionally, the book explores ways to applying music-making to benefit the whole child i.e., socially, emotionally, cognitively, and linguistically.