〔研究ノート〕 幼児期の言語と身体の発達を促す音楽活動 ―幼稚園における電子テクノロジーの活用実践―〔研究ノート〕 幼児期の言語と身体の発達を促す音楽活動 ―幼稚園における電子テクノロジーの活用実践― Music Class as a Vehicle for Promoting Language Development and Physical Growth in Preschool Children: Using Electronic Technology in a Kindergarten
Music activity is multifaceted, including singing, dancing, listening, playing musical instruments, composing and impromptu performance. But the current Course of Study for Kindergarten defines the activity in a narrow sense that inhibits the possibility of musical growth in preschool children. This study note considers a proposal and the practice of experimental lessons at a kindergarten for the purpose of 1）highlighting functions of music other than the expression of emotion, 2）combining English with physical and music activities which are likely to delight the children, 3）featuring up-to-date popular sound and rhythm, 4）creating more comprehensive lessons effective for their total growth. The results are as follows.・Teaching English to infants is beneficial since their brains are suited to language acquisition when they are young. Teaching English accents and rhythm with music can facilitate their comprehensibility.・More detailed studies of the relationship between physical exercise and music are needed.・We must pay more attention to dancing and the actual musical environments of the children.・We need to control the volume or playback times of electronic music since their ears are sensitive.・We need to take the direction that the music will travel into account when deciding where to place speakers.・Teaching music with live performance is ideal. We must prepare the balanced fusion of acoustic and electronic music so that the sound environment will not be monotonous.
言語の獲得｜幼児期の英語教育｜幼児の身体表現｜音楽表現｜リズム体操｜電子音楽｜ハンドソニック｜ラウンチパッド｜ガレージバンド language acquisition｜English education to preschool children｜physical expression of infants｜music expression｜rhythmic exercises｜electronic music｜HandSonic｜Launchpad｜GarageBand