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Supporting Preschoolers’ Brain Development through Engaging Music Activities
Tuesday September 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Music Education at Rowan University and Director of Research for Music Together Worldwide
Sponsored by Music Together
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Research continues to emphasize how important the first five years of a child’s life are for brain development. Active music-making can be an easy and enjoyable way for educators who work with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to support the development of important structural changes, neurological processes, and skills during this very active time of brain development.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz shares some recent research in the fields of music and brain development, review key concepts, and show attendees new music activities and techniques that can be used to naturally support young children’s brain development—all while having fun! Come away with a deeper understanding of music’s impact on the developing brain and how they can strengthen this impact through specific musical interactions. This recorded edWebinar will benefit educators working with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners.
About the Presenter
Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D., is Professor of Music Education at Rowan University. She is the coauthor of the early childhood music and movement program Music Together and Director of Research Music Together Worldwide. Lili 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; 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.