The Musical Child : Using the Power of Music to Raise Children Who are Happy, Healthy, and Whole by Joan Koenig
A pioneering music educator reveals how parents and caregivers can harness the power of music and use it to supercharge early childhood development.
Since opening her famed Parisian conservatory over three decades ago, Joan Koenig has led a global movement to improve children’s lives and minds with the transformative power of music. With a curriculum and philosophy drawn from cutting-edge science, L’Ecole Koenig has educated and empowered even the youngest students.
From baby Max, whose coordination and communication grow as he wiggles and coos along to targeted songs and dance; to five-year-old Sara, who nourishes her empathy, creativity, and memory, while practising music from other cultures. In The Musical Child, Koenig shares stories from her classrooms, along with tips about how to use the latest research during these critical years, when children are most sensitive to musical exposure–and most receptive to its benefits.
A gift for parents, caregivers, musicians, and educators, The Musical Child reveals the multiple ways music can help children thrive–and how, in the 21st century, its practice is more vital than ever.
• Filled with at-home activities and musical games
• Recordings and tutorials available instantly with scannable QR codes