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Preschoolers enjoy story time with musical twist - Florida Times-Union

Preschoolers enjoy story time with musical twist - Florida Times-Union | musical literacy | Scoop.it
Florida Times-Union
Preschoolers enjoy story time with musical twist
Florida Times-Union
Saturday's trip was extra special for little Jessica and Garrick because a string quartet from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra came with their instruments.

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What an excellent way to integrate literacy with music! Sounds like the same idea of CSO for children is being picked up elsewhere =)

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Danielle Stier's curator insight, November 3, 2013 1:17 PM

This artical speaks to the importance of creating literate children though the help of music. By playing live music to go along with a simple story telling session, children are able to make deeper connections between the words they are hearing and the actual meaning of the story.

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Music helps students strike right chord with literacy, numeracy - Jamaica Gleaner

Music helps students strike right chord with literacy, numeracy - Jamaica Gleaner | musical literacy | Scoop.it
Jamaica Gleaner Music helps students strike right chord with literacy, numeracy Jamaica Gleaner From left: Natoya Powell; Steven Whittingham, president, First Global Financial Services; Tesse-Ann Parks; Maureen Davis-Atkinson; and Pavell Powell...

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Love that they created a "Music Day"! =)

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Bryan Tipps's curator insight, November 2, 2013 2:51 PM

I love Jamaica and its people.  It's great to see children enjoying learing in so impoverished a country.

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Musical aptitude relates to reading ability

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Auditory working memory and attention, for example the ability to hear and then remember instructions while completing a task, are a necessary part of musical ability. But musical ability is also related to verbal memory and literacy in childhood.

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Technology advances blind music literacy

Technology advances blind music literacy | musical literacy | Scoop.it
Modern technology advances everyday. It can be a hassle at times having to constantly learn how to use new technology or software. However, it can also be an am

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Beautiful how new technology can open up the possibilities of music for all. If I ever have blind students in my future classrooms I hope to be able to utilize "Dancing Dots"! 

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The Power of Innovation - An Orchestra from recycled instruments - slum on a landfill...

The Power of Innovation - An Orchestra from recycled instruments - slum on a landfill... | musical literacy | Scoop.it
How did they turn something once regarded as so gross into something so beautiful?

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I love that they mention that "people shouldn't be thrown away either". What a beautiful mission in a place where they truly value music..

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Grayson Lawrence's curator insight, October 9, 2013 10:06 AM

My students were facinated at this!!!

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The Important Role Of Music In Learning

The Important Role Of Music In Learning | musical literacy | Scoop.it

According to a study from McMaster University in Canada, students who received musical instruction not only had heightened memory skills, but also surpassed their peers in non-musical education such as math and literacy, not to mention they tested with a higher IQ.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 23, 2013 10:44 AM

Seems to make sense to me, but I have a music degree so i guess I'm biased.

 

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Articles | Teaching music 'can improve literacy skills'

Articles | Teaching music 'can improve literacy skills' | musical literacy | Scoop.it
An education project has shown how teaching music can support literacy development among early years children.

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While it's great that this project is empowering teachers to utilize music in their classrooms, I do have to wonder if they are being facilitated with proper pedagogy i.e. singing in head voice, in the correct key, and with a steady beat. I would also hope that the "music-based activities" were created by the appropriate authorities.

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Talking to Children Matters

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In this study, we explored how the amount of speech directed to infants in Spanish-speaking families low in socioeconomic status influenced the development of children’s skill in real-time language processing and vocabulary learning.


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While not about musical literacy directly, this study showcases just how important early literacy is in a child's overall language experience. If music can reach students at a young age, might their overall musical literacy become more comprehensive as well?

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, November 2, 2013 8:46 PM

The more that you speak to your children directly the more they develop their capacity to build expresive vocabulary and language processing.