Active Listening
Vocal Development
What is Music Literacy?
Listening ability and music learning
What can babies learn in music lessons?
Active Listening
Author : Auntie Wen
Every day we are surrounded with music - it's in supermarkets and shopping malls, it's on TV, it's 'on-hold' on the telephone. However do we pay any attention to them? Most likely, we just feel that these are something nice to have and we don't even know or care what music they are playing.

With this over-whelming load of auditory input, it is important to teach children how to be focused and discriminating listeners. Through series of exploratory musical games, children are taught to find out what they hear; what type of sound it is; whether they can reproduce the sound and whether the sound has any musical connotation.

Therefore, music to children is not just sound or noise any more. Through listening and thinking, children are able to extract information of what they hear and become purposeful in their listening.