International Journal of Early Childhood

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 59–66 | Cite as

A study of the effectiveness of music appreciation TV programs for young children in Hong Kong



This paper provides a preliminary report of a small-scale research examining the effectiveness of a series of Music Appreciation segments of “Pre-school: Learn to Fly”—a locally designed and produced early childhood TV program in Hong Kong. Four aspects of young children’s musical development were studied: 1) musical exposure; 2) attention span; 3) response to music; and 4) musical memory. The findings enrich local understanding of early childhood music education and media, and provide more information for the production of the next series from late 2004.


Attention Span Classical Music Class Teacher Musical Experience Audiovisual Stimulus 
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Étude de l’efficacité d’émissions télévisées d’appréciation musicale pour les enfants en bas âge à Hong Kong


Cette communication est le compte rendu préliminaire d’une étude à petite échelle de l’efficacité d’une série de segments d’appréciation musicale tirés de «Pre-school: Learn to Fly» — une émission de télévision pour la petite enfance, conçue et produite à Hong Kong. L’étude porte sur quatre aspects du développement musical des enfants en bas âge: 1) l’exposition à la musique; 2) la capacité d’attention; 3) la réaction à la musique; et 4) la mémoire musicale. Les résultats de l’étude viennent enrichir la documentation locale sur l’éducation musicale et les médias destinés à la petite enfance, et justifient la production de la prochaine série à partir de juillet 2004.

Un estudio de la efectividad de los programas de apreciación musical por TV para niños pequeños en Hong Kong


La presente ponencia brinda un informe preliminar de una investigación en pequeña escala que examina la efectividad de una serie segmentos de apreciación musical de “Pre-escolar: aprender a volar”—un programa de TV para niñez temprana localmente diseñado y producido en Hong Kong. Son cuatro los aspectos del desarrollo musical de los niños pequeños estudiados: 1) la exposición a la música; 2) el lapso de atención; 3) la respuesta a la música; y 4) la memoria musical. Los resultados enriquecen la literatura local sobre educación musical y medios para la niñez temprana, y brindan más bases para la producción de la siguiente serie a partir de fines de julio de 2004.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Early Childhood EducationHong Kong Institute of EducationChina

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