Thursday, March 27, 2014

Resources for Parents and Teachers

Books About Music and Development

These are all incredible, “must-reads” for anyone interested in knowing more about how music affects children, and what children are musically capable of.


Music with the under-fours  by Susan Young


Kids Make Music. Babies Make Music Too  by Lynn Kleiner


The Arts and Human Development  by Howard Gardner


Songs in Their Heads: Music and its Meaning in Children’s Lives  by Patricia Shehan Campbell


The Arts and the Creation of Mind  by Elliot W. Eisner


The Child as Musician: A Handbook of Musical Development  Edited by Gary E. McPherson


The Muse Within: Creativity and Communication, Song and Play from Childhood Through Maturity  by J. R. Bjorkvold



Parenting Books

Books that I have found most helpful as a parent


Just Tell Me What to Say: Sensible Tips and Scripts for Perplexed Parents by Betsy Brown Braun


The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children by Wendy Mogel  (Even if you’d rather skip over the “Jewish” part, this is a remarkable book!)


The Emotional Life of the Toddler  by Alicia F. Lieberman


ALL development books by Louise Bates Ames (Your Two-Year-Old; Your Three-Year-Old; Your Four-Year-Old; etc.) She is one of the top child psychologists, and provides simple, enlightening, and logical explanations and tips for your children at each age.




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