ECD and music are one

2018-07-25 06:01

THE sound and language of music is a beautiful component which accommodates all people in society. Music unites people by building relationships across different cultures and languages.

It is through the medium of music that people are able to express feelings and communicate emotions.

An unborn baby still in the womb will respond to the sound of his mother’s voice singing.

This means that children should be exposed to the sound of singing and music from pre-birth onwards.

These were some of the interesting facts shared at a fascinating music workshop facilitated by LETCEE at their campus in Greytown.

Dedicated staff members, Fezeka Dlamini, Sbusiso Mahlangu, Mumsy Dlamini, Nqobile Cele and Lindi Ngobese combined their wealth of teaching experience to present all who attended with background information as well as practical ideas for how to include music in the ECD daily programme.

The response from the 28 enthusiastic participants who attended this workshop was so positive that it was decided to share the knowledge amongst other communities where LETCEE Early Childhood Development facilitators work, such as at Njengabantu.

At an ECD centre, music is considered to be very important in nurturing or stimulating cognitive, social and physical development.

Music not only develops hearing, listening and communication skills but also assists in pronunciation, speech, language and concentration skills.

The message to all parents and teachers is to encourage children to sing and explore the wonderfully creative and expressive world of music in all its forms.

Contributed by: Thabile Chonco


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