Research Resources

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*Educational Resources.  Support organizations to consult include: MENC, Early Childhood SRIG, National Association for the Education of Young Children. Important source: MENC-- Direction of Early Childhood Music Education


*YC Young Children Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Beyond the Journal Young Children on the Web. Published bi-monthly by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Journal website Organization website 

     *Great Article on Music Play Centers, 2004 Inventing Music Play Centers.


*Check out the trumpet site at:   
The percussion site features a play and model game with an opportunity for score compilations. The game provides different levels of difficulty in addition to sound examples of percussion instruments.

*Hop Pop Town is an experimental project that focuses on new technology and its potential for educational applications.  An example: Friends at the Happy Hill  Also look at: Singing Leaves 

*Educational music toys to be considered for teaching purposes. Note the Learn through Music system as it helps students learn about music.

*Other games are available on the TeAchnology web site at:

*Hello World –Children’s Songs. Good page with many standard childrens songs sung in five different languages. Animated scenes support learning.           

*Preschoolers source of information of how and why the programs have been developed and what strategies are supported for teaching. on preschool programs

*Beyond The Journal Young Children on the Web July, 2004.  An examination of Early Childhood Education, technology and curriculum.

*Early Connections: Technology in Early Childhood Education. A source of information concerning   Children's Development in the early years, birth to age 8. 

*Early School Years illustrates skills and learning supported by various programs provided through sesame street for this age level.

*Parents & Caregivers – information resources to help adults make the most of every learning opportunity.

*The Northwest Educational Technology Consortium Early connections, resources, and information for educators and care providers. 

*Learning and Technology- Good source of information on child’s learning process and child development.                               

*Child Development—examination of chronological development characteristics                                           

*Kindergarten curriculum and technology by subject. 

*The EFL Playhouse--source of traditional songs. Some with audio files and others refer to iTunes to purchase the audio support

*National Association for the Education of Young Children Music site.  Provides a strong discussion of the importance and value of music for early childhood education

*Hello World –Children’s Songs. Good page with many standard childrens songs sung in five different languages. Aninmated scenes support learning.

*Technology in Early Childhood Programs. Excellent site that provides rationale for including technology in early childhood education.

*Integrate, Don't Isolate! Computers in the Early Childhood Curriculum. Discusses integrated learning activities including the computer in the overall gestalt of the educational process.

*Little TOE Radio Show Great source of stories and songs.

*From Heartbeat to Steady Beat Research Findings on the Musical Development of Children from before Birth through Age Eight. Compiled by Deborah Pratt. MENC

*Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood website with songs, house, and neighborhood features.

*Musical Passports from MENC This is a good page providing lessons and musical examples. Early Childhood Resources and Information is  a helpful reference.     

* Learning and Development – this page examines five dimensions of learning including social and emotional development. 

*Learning and Technology-- A great deal of the learning in using a computer at an early age comes from the interaction between the child and the adult, not from the interaction with the computer This page clarifies the distinction and directions for using technology in the learning process.