Free Special Event for Early Childhood Educators
Music not only supports music development but is a natural tool for social and emotional learning in early childhood.
If you are an educator, we invite you to join Dr. Lili Levinowitz, Director of Research at Music Together Worldwide for a free webinar on edWeb.net.
- Tuesday, October 26, 2021
- 3:00 to 4:00 pm
- Advance registration with Music Together Worldwide required, with link to follow.
- Professionals can earn a CE certificate for this webinar.
More About The Social-Emotional Development with Music
Healthy social-emotional development in early childhood can have a profound impact on a child’s overall development and learning. In fact, many early childhood experts see positive social and emotional skills as paramount for school readiness and later school and life success. With the interruption of the school year and less socialization opportunities, there is valid concern among researchers, educators, and parents that the COVID-19 pandemic has had—and will continue to have—a negative impact on young children’s social and emotional development.
Music education curriculum components not only support music development but are naturally supportive tools for social and emotional learning in early childhood. Developmentally appropriate, participatory, group, and dyad music and movement activities have special characteristics that can support young children as they develop socially and emotionally, and also support social competence and reduce stress.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz will review the important dimensions of social and emotional development and share some early research on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on young children’s social and emotional learning. She will then demonstrate fun and accessible music activities that support a range of social and emotional skills, such as cooperation, prosocial skills, and self-regulation, which all contribute to social competence and positive group process in the preschool classroom. Attendees will also gain strategies for extending the music making—and therefore the developmental benefits—to the home.