Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 55–64 | Cite as

Pre-K Music and the Emergent Reader: Promoting Literacy in a Music-Enhanced Environment

  • Donna Gwyn WigginsEmail author

Emergent literacy may be nurtured in an early childhood environment that integrates literacy experiences with meaningful music activities in which young children develop skills necessary for success in both areas simultaneously. Early childhood educators can develop the knowledge and skills needed to bring music into the classroom as an engaging and stimulating element of literacy education.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fine ArtsWinston-Salem State UniversityWinston-SalemUSA

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