Chinyere Celestina Esimone (PhD), Ebele Veronica Ojukwu (PhD), Iruoma Amaka Ugoo-Okonkwo (PhD)


A Child is either raised well or spoilt. Like the good book (Bible) said: "Train up a child in the way he should go, when he grows up, he shall not depart from it" (Prov. 22:6). A lot of effort goes into the raising of a child, especially when they are in their early childhood. Many parents struggle so much in raising their children which most of the time cause them aches and frustration, especially when it had to do with acquiring the mother tongue, culture, and so on; but, when music is utilized in the raising of such a child in this areas, the result is always positive, easy and simple. Folk songs have so much part to play in the raising of a child, aside from the mother tongue and culture; in some developmental aspects of the child such as social, moral and emotional development. Many parents and caregivers are very ignorant of this fact. Hence this paper is set to show the possibility of folk songs in inducing language, social, moral and emotional development in children in early childhood.


Keywords: Early childhood, Music education, Folk music, Developmental areas of children.


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