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978-0-8108-4284-7 • Paperback • May 2002 • $51.00 • (£39.00)
978-1-4616-4807-9 • eBook • May 2002 • $48.50 • (£37.00)
Rebecca Shore has the distinction of having both a degree in music and doctorate in education administration and policy. She has published numerous articles on early childhood education and has lectured extensively on this topic. She has also produced a series of Bach CDs for children, highlighting the importance of developmental neural network stimulation.
Part 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Chapter 1 Finding Faulty Assumptions
Chapter 3 Chapter 2 Brain Science for Nonneruologists
Chapter 4 Chapter 3 How We Know What We Know
Chapter 5 Chapter 4 Nurturing Our Nature
Chapter 6 Cahpter 5 Music Matters
Chapter 7 Chapter 6 The Bach Effect
Chapter 8 Chapter 7 Implications for Education
Chapter 9 Chapter 8 Curricular Considerations
Chapter 10 Chaper 9 Creating Complex Curriculum for the Crib and Beyond
Part 11 Bibliography
Part 12 Index
A superb and necessary book that synthesizes and explains much of what we know about early childhood development and discusses many things we didn't know about the importance of music in early childhood development. The chapters on Bach and ployphony and the importance of complex aural stimulus for brain development are absolutely compelling and entirely convincing. Dr. Shore's book is inspired and must be considered a major contribution to the field. I, for one, am headed to the piano to play through my Bach Preludes and Fugues, flushed and inspired anew by the power and depth of this wonderful music.
— Robert Greenberg, composer and professor, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Baby Teacher: Nurturing Neural Networks from Birth to Age Five, by Rebecca Shore is an outstanding book...Early childhood educators will be drawn to this book because it does a great job of bringing together so much of the research and theories about which we study. Parents and others interested in caring for children will find the book offers practical information for the use in enhancing the child's development.
— Education Book Review
Though approaching a theory-based subject, the book is written in a warm, accessible and enthusiastic manner.
— Book Worms
That music not only calms the savage breast, but is good for human development has long been suspected. Now, Rebecca Shore lays out the case for music and child intellectual development. Readers, and especially young moms and dads, will find her presentation not only interesting but passionate and provocative. Sit back and get ready for the overture. You won't be disappointed.
— Fenwick W. English, Teachers College, Ball State University