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Creating Strong Home-School Connections Through Music
Thursday May 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz, Director of Research, Music Together Worldwide, and Professor Emeritus, Rowan University
Sponsored by Music Together
Family engagement in early childhood has been viewed as a predictor of children’s early learning skills and later school success. Although educators understand the importance of family engagement, it is often difficult to find enjoyable, quality, and accessible ways to engage parents in school and at home.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz, Director of Research at Music Together Worldwide, explores the ways in which participatory and enjoyable adult-child music activities can engage parents and caregivers in their child’s learning, enhance the home learning environment, promote family engagement in school, and support a strong child-teacher-family connection.
Hear about current research on the various types of family engagement and explore the benefits of and barriers to family engagement. Viewers will be introduced to developmentally appropriate music and movement activities that can enrich and bridge the classroom and home settings. And, they’ll gain ideas on ways to create opportunities for family involvement in the school. Also explore how music materials in the home can be used to provide rich, cognitively stimulating, and literacy-related activities for children and families to enjoy.
Educators working with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners will benefit from watching this recorded edWebinar. Gain strategies for engaging families in children’s learning with music.
About the Presenter
Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Music Education at Rowan University. She is the coauthor of the early childhood music and movement program, Music Together, and Director of Research for Music Together Worldwide. Dr. Levinowitz is considered a national authority on early childhood music and is actively involved in teaching very young children as well as graduate students. Her articles appear frequently in professional journals and popular magazines. She received her M.M. and Ph.D. from Temple University, and her B.M. from Westminster Choir College.
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At Music Together, we understand the importance of music in early childhood—from birth, in fact. Because the truth is, most people are born with enough music aptitude to play in a symphony orchestra when they are adults, if they choose. But first we must learn how to “speak music”—to take the musical instrument we all have, ourselves, developing that musical capacity from a very young age. The sounds we make, our movements, our rhythms—these are the building blocks of music and of early childhood learning. And that’s what Music Together is all about.