The Value of Music in Children’s Enlightenment Education

Author(s): Jue Zhou

A large number of theories and experiments have shown that music plays positive effect on children’s growth. Children who have received music education often show outstanding creativity and imagination in their school lives, compared with their peers who have not get any musical training. Just as famous educator Dr. Hans Gunther Bastian has once proposed: “music makes people smart”. Learning music can not only improve children’s intelligence and morality which contributes to the development of their personality, but also can improve their aesthetic ability. Cultivate music to children is an essential progress to promote all-ground education.

Music education is an indispensable part of quality education. It is a kind of aesthetic education. It is a unique form of music art. It is not only a kind of music knowledge and skills training, but also in accordance with the special law of the music art to carry out educational activities. In recent years, the music education in our country has gradually been valued by people. “The State Council on the current development of pre-school education, a number of opinions” pointed out that: pre-school education is the beginning of lifelong learning, it is an important part of the national education system, and important social welfare undertakings, run school education, the relationship between the health of millions of children, the vital interests of thousands families, the relationship between the country and the nation’s future .

Early childhood education refers to the implementation of the 3 – 6-year-old child care and education. Preschool education is the starting point of a person’s lifelong education, but also the starting point of quality education. Early childhood education generally contains three aspects: family education, social education and kindergarten education.Kindergarten education is borne by the kindergarten, by professional educators according to the need of the society, for children in the garden, planned, organized to promote the all-round development of their physical and mental activities. It is an important part of basic education. The characteristics of kindergarten education are: the comparison about teaching of the teachers in the professional experience. The group activities are beneficial to the children’s mutual exchange and inspiration. It is an indispensable part of the education of children, but it is closely related with the family education and social education.

Music education in kindergarten is a very special education field, which is different from the ordinary school music education, but also different from other courses. On early childhood education music enlightenment, we must foster children to music hobby and children’s music comprehension adopting lively teaching content and form; it is one of the contents of aesthetic education. With the means of emotional education for children, the power of education is better than simply imparting knowledge and information. Children’s music education in general was from the children’s games. The pleasure of the activity began to enter the emotional experience, and then rose to the aesthetic experience. Former Soviet educator Sue Home Linksys said: “the music education is not to train musician, the first is to cultivate people.” Music education is an important part of early childhood education, which has an important influence on the growth and development of children.


Journal: Open Journal of Social Sciences

DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.312023 (PDF)
Paper Id: 62333 (metadata)

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