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Music: An Underutilized Tool for Developing Stronger Readers

Maryann Harman with Don Hodges and Analiisa Reichlin

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It is likely that many parents and teachers would be surprised to discover the intimate connection between music and the development of reading skills. Relying on emerging insights from the field of neuroscience, our guest connects the dots, explains why music is a very effective tool for developing reading skills and offers practical tips.


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Bonding, Healing and Teaching by Singing to Toddlers

Maryann Harman with Dr. Alice Sterling Honig

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Successful child development all begins with creation of an intimate bond between parent and child. Similar bonds will eventually need to be created with caregivers and preschool teachers. Our guest today shares insights and practical tips for using music to create those connection with children, heal hurts and teach early lessons.

 

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Starting Too Early or Starting Too Late? What’s Right?

Maryann Harman with Carla Hannaford and Natalie Wickham

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Research makes that case that even in the uterus an unborn child reacts to sound. There is evidence suggesting that exposing children to music as early as possible has many benefits. Tune in and discover what can be achieved by introducing music to children at a young age.


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Kindergarten : Why a Garden of Children Should Be Filled with Song

Maryann Harman with Dr. Jean Feldman

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In many communities kindergarten has become the new first grade. Expectations have been raised increasingly pushing music and song off the stage and off the kindergarten agenda. Today's guest explains how recent research has confirmed that need to keep music in the kindergarten classroom.

 

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Why Do Girls Sing and Boys Play Rock Guitar?

Maryann Harman with Kathy Stevens

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Girls play violins and flutes, boys play drums and guitars. Are they hard wired to have these inclinations or are they responding to our socialization process. This segment explores how gender impacts music instruction and challenges many widely held beliefs about how boys and girls learn and relate to and through music.


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