Mother’s songs in daycare for babies

Powell, S. and Goouch, K. (2017) Mother’s songs in daycare for babies. In: Bruce, T., Elfer, P. and Werth, L., eds. The Routledge International Handbook of Froebel and Early Childhood Practice: Re-articulating Research and Policy. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138672628

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This chapter was initially submitted as a research report to The Froebel Trust, which funded the study. The report was peer reviewed and approved for publication by the members of the Froebel Research Committee. The chapter appears in slightly modified form in The Routledge International Handbook of Froebel and Early Childhood Practice: Re-articulating Research and Policy (Bruce et al, eds.) The chapter describes and reflects on a research and development project, which sought to introduce baby room practitioners who work in English Early Years settings to Froebel's philosophy and his 'Mother Songs' and to explore these practitioners' views about the role and place of singing within their infant and toddler pedagogies.

The study suggested links between singing and the 'performance of care' and the infrequency of use of singing (lullabies in particular) as a means to support the development of professional intimacy in carer-baby relationships. Connections are made to constructs of professional practice in contemporary policy and to the stated purposes of singing in the current curriculum for children from birth to five.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: The research was funded by The Froebel Trust. A report on the funded research was submitted to the Trust for scrutiny and peer review by its Research Committee. The Committee approved the report for publication in an article or book. This chapter is a slightly modified version of the report (front cover removed, acknowledgements revised to include reference to Froebel Trust funding). A summary version of the report's findings were published on the website of The Froebel Trust.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Friedrich Froebel; Early Years; Early Childhood Education and Care; Infant and Toddler Pedagogy; Singing, Mother Songs; Mutter und Koselieder, Baby rooms
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1139.2 Early childhood education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Research Centre for Children, Families and Communities
Depositing User: Professor Sacha Powell
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2018 14:04
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2018 14:04

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