Lili Levinowitz,
Ph.D.
Lauren Guilmartin,
M.A.
May 22, 2014
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
THROUGH MUSIC:
HOW MUSIC CAN SUPPORT PARENT
...
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Professor, Rowa...
CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
Family Engagement Through Music:
How music can support parent involvement in
...
CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
Hello Everybody
Music & Family Engagement
•  What kind of family engagement do we mean?
•  Importance of family engagement in early
learni...
What do we mean by
Family Engagement?
•  Ongoing two-way communication between home/parent and
school/teacher
•  Family in...
CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
Leads to….
A shared responsibility in
children’s learning
The Reality:
•  Family engagement is complex
•  Some parents might not feel qualified to participate in
their child’s learn...
CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
Biddy Biddy!
Why “Biddy Biddy” is a great song to use
with parents and at home:
•  It’s a “song without words” so it is easy to learn –...
Multiple contexts interact to influence children’s growth &
learning
Copyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
Importance of Fami...
Importance of Family Engagement
At an urban public preschool, researchers
found that more parental involvement in
school w...
Importance of Family Engagement
Among a group of low-income, urban,
kindergarten children, those whose parents
talked more...
Policy and Programmatic Initiatives to
Promote Family Engagement
•  Establishing relationships with families
and fostering...
CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
Saying and Doing
Ø Easy to learn and take home
Ø Participatory vs performan...
Why Music?
Music Learning Supports All Learning®
•  Making music simultaneously nurtures and develops a
child’s mind, body...
CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
Ridin’ in
the Car!
CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
Ridin’ in the Car
Ø Parents and children play together
Ø Supports imaginati...
CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
She Sells Sea Shells
Ø Time for bonding
Ø Supports language development – p...
What Kind of Music Curriculum
Provides for Family Engagement?
•  A curriculum (not a sing-a-long)
•  Designed specifically ...
CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
Benefits of Bringing the Music Home
•  Parents can share in something their child is
experiencing in school
•  Parents lea...
Music as a Catalyst for
Family Engagement
Copyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
Music at School
Music at Home
Family
Engagement
Through
Music:
How Music
can Support
Parent
Involvement
in Children’s
Learning at
School and at
Home
QUE...
…and
educational
materials that
will make sure
your class
brings down the
house!
TECHNOLOGY
THAT REALLY
WORKS
Preschool Gl...
COMING THIS FALL
September 9th
Dawn Braa, M.A. & Laurie Greeninger, M.A.
Topic: Art in Early Childhood Education
October 9...
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THANKS!
SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!
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  1. 1. Lili Levinowitz, Ph.D. Lauren Guilmartin, M.A. May 22, 2014 FAMILY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH MUSIC: HOW MUSIC CAN SUPPORT PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN CHILDREN’S LEARNING AT SCHOOL AND AT HOME www.hatchearlylearning.com | #HatchExperts
  2. 2. HATCH MODERATORS Tryna KingDale McManis Rachel Brent Research Director Product Training Coordinator Social Media Specialist
  3. 3. USING GOTOWEBINAR You may use either a telephone or your computer’s speakers to listen. Use the question panel to interact with the speaker or moderators. www.hatchearlylearning.com | #HatchExperts
  4. 4. Following the program a recording of the presentation, the slides and a certificate of attendance will be emailed to you! www.hatchearlylearning.com | #HatchExperts
  5. 5. FOLLOWING THE WEBINAR ¡  Fill out the survey for a chance to win a gift certificate! ¡  Watch out for your certificate and recording (may take up to 24 to appear in your inbox). ¡  Your questions will be answered in the Q&A blog. ¡  Stick around for your chance to win! www.hatchearlylearning.com | #HatchExperts
  6. 6. Join the Conversation! www.hatchearlylearning.com | #HatchExperts @HatchEarlyChild #MusicTogether #HatchExperts
  7. 7. TODAY’S SPEAKERS www.hatchearlylearning.com | #HatchExperts Lili Levinowitz, Ph.D. Lauren Guilmartin, M.A. Professor, Rowan University Director of Research, Music Together Early Childhood Specialist Research Dept, Music Together
  8. 8. CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC Family Engagement Through Music: How music can support parent involvement in children’s learning at school and at home, and build stronger home-school connections Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D Professor, Rowan University Director of Research, Music Together Lauren Guilmartin, M.A Early Childhood Specialist Research Dept, Music Together LLC
  9. 9. CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC Hello Everybody
  10. 10. Music & Family Engagement •  What kind of family engagement do we mean? •  Importance of family engagement in early learning •  What kind of music curriculum are we talking about? •  What are the benefits of family participation in children’s music-making? •  How you can use music to engage parents in their children’s learning and strengthen home-schoolCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
  11. 11. What do we mean by Family Engagement? •  Ongoing two-way communication between home/parent and school/teacher •  Family involvement in class/school •  Family involvement in child’s learning at home –  Parent-child relationships –  A multi-generational approach that includes extended family and primary caregivers –  A positive home learning environment Copyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
  12. 12. CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC Leads to…. A shared responsibility in children’s learning
  13. 13. The Reality: •  Family engagement is complex •  Some parents might not feel qualified to participate in their child’s learning •  Some parents may now know the significant impact they have on their child’s learning and development •  Some parents may not know how to become involved, at school and at home •  Considerations for time, financial situation, education, different culture and languages Copyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
  14. 14. CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC Biddy Biddy!
  15. 15. Why “Biddy Biddy” is a great song to use with parents and at home: •  It’s a “song without words” so it is easy to learn – for both children and adults! •  It’s a great song to use to support children’s early language development •  It’s developmentally appropriate and fun for a wide range of ages •  It’s so easy to make your own substitutions and variations •  You don’t need a CD/recording to sing this song! Copyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
  16. 16. Multiple contexts interact to influence children’s growth & learning Copyright © 2014 Music Together LLC Importance of Family Engagement Family SchoolNeighborhood Child
  17. 17. Importance of Family Engagement At an urban public preschool, researchers found that more parental involvement in school was associated with children’s higher assessment scores in math and social skills, and fewer problem behaviors, even after considering a parent’s education, children’s race and ethnicity, the home learning environment, and the quality of teacher’s interactions with the children (Powell, Seung-Hee, File & San Juan, 2010) Copyright © 2014 Music Together LLC Research indicates that family engagement is associated with children’s learning and school success…some examples:
  18. 18. Importance of Family Engagement Among a group of low-income, urban, kindergarten children, those whose parents talked more about school/practiced more learning activities with their children at home as well as had more frequent contact with their child’s school when their child was in preschool, showed greater self-control, cooperative skills, prosocial engagement in school, higher levels of motivation, and more positive outcomes in reading and math assessments. Children whose parents were less involved in these areas exhibited higher levels of problem behaviors (McWayne, Hampton, Fantuzzo, Cohen & Sekino, 2004). Copyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
  19. 19. Policy and Programmatic Initiatives to Promote Family Engagement •  Establishing relationships with families and fostering parental involvement is part of NAEYC’s framework for developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood education (2009). •  The Obama administration’s 2010 reauthorization of ESEA included in its Blueprint for Reform an emphasis on family engagement in early education, setting aside funding for comprehensive family engagement efforts. Copyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
  20. 20. CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC Saying and Doing Ø Easy to learn and take home Ø Participatory vs performance Ø Parents feel qualified to lead
  21. 21. Why Music? Music Learning Supports All Learning® •  Making music simultaneously nurtures and develops a child’s mind, body, and spirit! •  Children’s natural learning cycle of play, discovery, repetition, and mastery is engaged. •  Music supports many important areas of development q Approaches to Learning q Language and Literacy q Cognition and General Knowledge q Social and Emotional Development q Physical and Motor Development Copyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
  22. 22. CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC Ridin’ in the Car!
  23. 23. CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC Ridin’ in the Car Ø Parents and children play together Ø Supports imagination/creativity Ø Time for family bonding Ø Supports development of narrative skills Ø Supports gross and fine motor skills Ø Play with others – builds social skills This song can be sung in multiple settings!
  24. 24. CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC She Sells Sea Shells Ø Time for bonding Ø Supports language development – phonemes, sound-letter associations, vocabulary Ø Supports imagination Ø Great ritual song Ø Supports development of narrative skills Share books between school and home!
  25. 25. What Kind of Music Curriculum Provides for Family Engagement? •  A curriculum (not a sing-a-long) •  Designed specifically for young children and the adults who love them •  Materials that are rich and varied (i.e. different styles of music, multi-cultural) •  Participatory – children and adults •  Materials for the home •  Opportunities for school music events Copyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
  26. 26. CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Music Together LLC
  27. 27. Benefits of Bringing the Music Home •  Parents can share in something their child is experiencing in school •  Parents learn they are important models, can support learning and development •  Provides a place, space, and time for parent-child interaction and bonding •  Opportunity for inclusion of extended family •  Catalyst for conversation between parent and teacher •  Strengthens home-school connection Copyright © 2013 Music Together LLC
  28. 28. Music as a Catalyst for Family Engagement Copyright © 2014 Music Together LLC Music at School Music at Home
  29. 29. Family Engagement Through Music: How Music can Support Parent Involvement in Children’s Learning at School and at Home QUESTIONS? www.hatchearlylearning.com | #HatchExperts
  30. 30. …and educational materials that will make sure your class brings down the house! TECHNOLOGY THAT REALLY WORKS Preschool Global Music Bag Frog Rasp Collection Toddler Instrument Set
  31. 31. COMING THIS FALL September 9th Dawn Braa, M.A. & Laurie Greeninger, M.A. Topic: Art in Early Childhood Education October 9th Susan Polojac, M.Ed., Michael Robb, Ph.D. & Tanya Smith, M.Ed., M.S. Topic: Exemplary Technology Use & the Fred Rogers Technology Checklist November 13th Sid Gliford, Ed.D. Topic: “Learning from Head Start: A Teacher’s Guide to School Readiness”
  32. 32. …ONE MORE THING Fill out the survey for your chance to win a gift card to our store! www.hatchearlylearning.com | #HatchExperts
  33. 33. THE WINNER IS… www.hatchearlylearning.com | #HatchExperts
  34. 34. THANKS! SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER! www.hatchearlylearning.com | #HatchExperts

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