WolfBrown and the Bernard van Leer Foundation Publish a New Literature and Landscape Review: Making Joyful Noise
Dennie Palmer Wolf shares, "The report is a call to action, urging organizations and governments to invest in the well-being of young families using what we know about the joyous, affiliative, and communicative powers of music.” 


The report explores the role that music might play in building a world in which young families thrive. At
its heart is this idea: music matters because it fosters relationships, exercises a range of emotions, builds expressive skills including language, sparks learning, and preserves and celebrates cultural heritage and a sense of belonging. It works across people, activities, and settings, offering a promising, and too often underused, resource for mutual ties and human development.

The report also investigates how on-the-ground programs put music to work on behalf of young children and their families. In particular, it looks at how programs in four different sectors— health care, planning, early education, and arts and culture—put music to work.


Read the full report here