National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has funded two research projects to study important issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in music education. Educators at the University of Connecticut and University of Arizona are researching several aspects of music education.
When school administrators factor budgets, music education is often one of the first activities cut from the curriculum due to funding. By cutting music programs, educators are robbing kids of several benefits and achievements music provides. Studies have proven that kids benefit greatly from music, including achieving better grades, improving social skills and developing self discipline.
Dancing is beneficial to boys and girls of all ages
Dancing is something many kids love. When they hear their favorite song on the radio, many start to dance whether they’re in their car seat, at the store or at home. There are even games, such as Just Dance, that allow kids learn how to dance, although there’s no wrong way. Dancing is a great way to keep your child’s mind and body healthy.
Pasta is a convenient, nutritious, easy-to-prepare meal for families. Pasta pleases even the pickiest of young eaters. Research shows that pasta consumption in children and adolescents is associated with a better diet quality than that of children who do not eat pasta. The research, which was presented at an Experimental Biology conference, demonstrates that young pasta-eaters have greater intakes of important vitamins and minerals and lower intakes of saturated fat and total fat in the diet compared to their peers who do not consume pasta.
Research has indicated that 20 percent of Canadian students suffer from a mental health illness, causing teachers to face more stress than most other professionals. Canadian officials have launched Teach Resiliency to help support and promote mental health in classrooms.
UNICEF procured 2.5 billion doses of vaccines to children in nearly 100 countries in 2016, reaching almost half of the world’s children under the age of five. The figures, released during World Immunization Week, make UNICEF the largest buyer of vaccines for children in the world.
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Anne Geddes’ unique take on infancy and parenthood has made her the most notable baby photographer in the world. Her book, Small World, captures the beauty, purity, and vulnerability of early childhood with her belief that every child must be “protected, nurtured and loved.”
Bullying has always been around, but it has become a global epidemic that must be stopped. Many bullied kids have suffered serious emotional and psychological harm and are more at risk for poor school adjustment, sleep difficulties, anxiety, depression, substance use, and violent behavior later in adolescence and adulthood.
22 million are in need of direct food assistance in East Africa
Drought, conflict and poor governance has left 3.5 million children suffering from severe malnutrition in East Africa, along with 22 million people who are severely food insecure. Children and families in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen are all being affected.