chapter  9
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Literacy in Music, Movement, and the Arts

This chapter discusses music, movement, dance, drama, and the visual artsuniversal forms of communication as well as aesthetic experiences. The capacity to have aesthetic experiences and to appreciate and create art forms is part of what defines us as human beings. When you talk about, criticize, and trace the history of art forms, you engage in an indirect activity, which is different from the direct, aesthetic experience of art. Young children do not merely have aesthetic experiences; they are also able to represent the world in 3-and 2-dimensional formats.