Music and Language in Early Childhood Development and Learning

Lily Chen-Hafteck and Esther Mang

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 1

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199730810
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Music and Language in Early Childhood Development and Learning

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This article, which investigates the relationship between music and language in development and learning during early childhood, does so by considering the potentials and inborn abilities in early childhood, the environmental influences, and the interactions between music and language development in children. Finally, it discusses implications for education, suggesting an integrated approach to music and language learning.

Keywords: music learning; language development; inborn abilities; potential; environmental influence; children

Article.  6620 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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