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Dear Debi,
Children in my program always ask me to play music. What is the importance of music in a childís life?
Debi's Tips
Debi Gutierrez
Debi Gutierrez
  • Bilingual music exposes children to a new language and builds their self-esteem
  • Dancing to music enhances motor development
  • Group singing promotes cooperative learning
  • Learning words to songs promotes pre-literacy skills
And donít forget about the great things that we learned this week:
Expert Advice
Josť-Luis Orozco
Josť-Luis Orozco
Bilingual Singer and Educator
Author, songwriter and performer, Josť-Luis Orozco believes that music is a powerful tool to teach multiculturalism in classrooms.

Music is an engaging and active way for children to learn about new cultures and languages. The excitement that children derive from learning a few words in a new language, helps build their self-esteem and the respect for others.

Jose-Luis also believes that children should be exposed to music at an early age Ė as early as when they are born!

Even if you canít carry a tune, itís important to provide an environment full of music. Play CDs, or better yet, invite the childrenís parents or grandparents to perform at your child care.

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