Sound and Music in Child Development (3)

Young Children's Responses to Sound

In early childhood, children perceive and learn about the sound/music environment through their own activity based on sensory and motor processes and a positive emotional attitude. Adults to whom the child is emotionally attached play an essential role in this process, by planning a stimulating sound/music environment. Planned listening activities guided by significant adults promote the development of active listening, building auditory sensitivity and attention to sound. More light will be shed on auditory perception and active listening in young children during Anamaria Štukelj Cusma's talk with dr. Katarina Zadnik, Assistant Professor at the Department of Music Pedagogy at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana.