Research on How Music Promotes Learning

Music and Learning…A Perfect Match!
Early childhood educator Tonya Wright offers practical tips.The Importance of Music and Movement in Learning
Margie La BellaUsing Music to Teach Early Reading Skills
Cathy BollingerChris Boyd Brewer, M.A. Makes the Case for Using Music in the Classroom
Classroom Outcomes of Music Use 

Music in the Learning Cycle 
Using Music to Carry the Message of Learning
When Do I Use Songs?
Music and Positive Mood ManagementInteractive Strategies for Using Music in the Academic Curriculum
Michelle Lazar, MT-BCMusical Arts Make Sense!
Eric Jensen on research supporting the use of music in the classroom.Implementing Music in the Classroom
Eric Jensen discusses guidelines for the practical use of music.Song as a Tool for Content Area Learning
More on why music promotes effective learning.Promoting Literacy Through Music
Laura Woodall and Brenda Ziembroski on using music for reading instruction.The Benefits of Using Music with Young Children 
Gari Stein discusses how music prepares even the youngest children for learning.

Books About Using Music as a Tool for Teaching
Excellent references for teachers and parents.

More Music in the Classroom…. Why? 
Making the Case for Music as an Educational Tool
Jerrilyn Stover, M.A.

Chris Boyd Brewer, M.A. on Using Background Music in the Classroom
Using Music to Create a Welcome Atmosphere
Music Suggestions for Welcoming Students 
Using Music to Enhance Learning and Memory

Picture-Song Storybooks

Children find song picture books engaging. The illustrations in these books provide concrete representations of concepts and vocabulary contained in the lyrics, making music easier to understand and enjoy.We heartily encourage you use song picture books teach children (and adult learners, too!) new concepts, words, and expressions.
Alexander, Martha A You’re AdorableBates, Katharine Lee and Wendell Minor America the BeautifulBrett, Jan (Illustrator) The Twelve Days of ChristmasGill, Jim, May There Always Be SunshineHo & Meade Hush! : A Thai Lullaby

Hoberman, Mary Ann     The Eensy-Weensy Spider
A House Is a House for Me
Miss Mary Mack : A Hand-Clapping Rhyme
The Llama Who Had No Pajama: 100 Favorite Poems 
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Katz, Alan and David Catrow (Illustrator)
Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs

Kellogg, Steven  Give the Dog a Bone

Langstaff, John   Frog Went A-Courtin’
Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go
Over in the Meadow

McCutcheon, John & Julie Paschkis Happy Adoption Day

Raffi  Baby Beluga
Down by the Bay
Five Little Ducks
Shake My Sillies Out
Spider on the Floor
The Wheels on the Bus

Rodgers & Hammerstein My Favorite Things

Seeger, Pete Abiyoyo
 I Had a Rooster

Seskin, Shamblin & Dibley Don’t Laugh at Me (Reading Rainbow Book)

Smith, Samuel Francis My Country ‘Tis of Thee

Smith, Will Just the Two of Us

Spier, Peter (Illustrator)    The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
The Star-Spangled Banner

Stephens, R. David and Kathy Shoemaker My Animal Friends

Taback, Simms There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (Caldecott Honor Book)

Winter, Jeanette  Follow the Drinking Gourd
Hey Diddle Diddle
The Itsy-Bitsy Spider
Rock-A-Bye Baby
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Ziefert, Harriet. (1998) When I First Came to This Land




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