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Irish and Kenyan children launch song and video for the Thorn Tree Project

An across-the-oceans holiday collaboration by schoolchildren in Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland and schoolchildren of the nomadic Samburu tribe of Northern Kenya has launched with an up-tempo song and video called ‘Butterfly Child,’ available to buy on iTunes. Funds raised from sales of the single will drive much-needed expansion of the Thorn Tree Project’s work providing education for children of the Samburu tribe from kindergarten to college.

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VH1 Save The Music Foundation helps preserve music education

The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to ensuring that music instruction is a core component to a complete education, giving children the tools and confidence to excel in academics and in life. The organization has provided 2.3 million children in 1,900 public schools in America with more than $51 million in new musical instruments donated since 1997.

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Young Children and The Power of Creative Dance

Parents and teachers often ask “What is creative movement?” The terms dance and movement are interchangeable when referring to creative movement. Creative movement is an art form whose medium is the human body in motion. The four basic elements of dance are the body and its different parts and range of movement, and space, time, and energy. Understanding and using these four elements can open up a range of imaginative possibilities.

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Teaching Music to Young Children

A video by Rich Gordon (Instrumental Music Director at Sycamore J.H.S. in Anaheim, CA) about teaching musical instruments to young children. This video will provide helpful strategies for starting “from scratch” with a young child’s music education.

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Benefits of Music in Child Development

Children of all ages express themselves through music. Playing music for infants proves that, even at an early age, children sway, bounce, or move their hands in response to music they hear. Many preschoolers make up songs and, with no self-consciousness, sing to themselves as they play. Kids in elementary school learn to sing together as a group and possibly learn to play a musical instrument. Older children dance to the music of their favorite rock bands and use music to form friendships and share feelings.

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