Nursery

There is a lot of new research available online into the benefits of Early Years Intervention, Music and Literacy and the benefits of Music in the Nursery. The following selection I have found particularly informative:

Musical Training Influences Linguistic Abilities in 8-Year-Old Children

http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/content/19/3/712.full

Music and the brain: three links to language

http://vesicle.nsi.edu/users/patel/Patel_OUP_Handbook_chapter_2009.pdf

Relating Pitch Awareness to Phonemic Awareness in Children: Implications for Tone-Deafness and Dyslexia

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3108552/

Benefits of Music and Movement for Children

http://www.musikgarten.org/music_movement.cfm

Implementing a Musical Program to Promote Preschool Children’s Vocabulary Development

http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v8n1/galicia.html

The Effects of Singing and Chanting on the Reading Achievement and Attitudes of first graders.   K.H.Cochran 2008

http://etd.lib.clemson.edu/documents/1220473778/umi-clemson-1814.pdf

The Effects of Music Instruction on Emergent Literacy Capacities among Preschool Children: A Literature Review

http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v10n1/bolduc.html

Phonemic Awareness and Musical Pitch Discrimination: Related?  A Strout 2004

http://cramer.myweb.uga.edu/6200/StudentSamples/PhonemicAwarenessMusicalDiscrim.pdf

Can Music be used to teach Reading?  R.Butzlaff   2000

http://www.artsedsearch.org/summaries/can-music-be-used-to-teach-reading

Can Music Instruction Affect Children’s Cognitive Development?  (Commentary on recent research)

http://www.ericdigests.org/2004-3/cognitive.html

The Impact of Music Therapy to Promote Positive Parenting and Child Development   Jan M. Nicholson

hpq.sagepub.com/content/13/2/226.abstract

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