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In this chapter we adopt an anthropological perspective to explain the capacities young children possess, which enable them to learn to sing through participation in everyday, family activities. We then present recent research that has explored young children’s singing practices in family life at home, organizing these practices into four types: sing-along, sociable, solitary and smooth-running. Although these descriptions are confined to one type of contemporary, minority world childhood, they may illuminate similar processes in the lives of children beyond this narrow demographic and may suggest some additional approaches to singing in educational practice
This is an author’s accepted version of a chapter published in the book: The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, Volume II: Education. © 2020 Routledge.
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