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Today’s 7-year-old children exhibit openness and excitement about many genres of musical styles experienced in their every day lives and in their ever widening world. As these young children from around the world are growing out of their early childhood, they continue to enjoy singing, dancing, moving, and playing at home or on the playground alone or with extended family members as they have since they were toddlers. Many still delight in sharing songs that they have learned at school from their friends and teachers, at home from their parents and siblings, or as they begin to participate in music lessons. Some 7-year-olds still enjoy creating their own spontaneous songs much as they did when they were younger. Music is an important part of their expanding world.


Beatriz Ilari, Susan Young


Indiana University Press



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Children's Home Musical Experiences Across the World

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