This paper focuses on how learners obtain proficiency through musical events employing some Akan traditional songs and Western common songs. The writer contends that learners study better using musical and other allied undertakings. Observation and unstructured interviews were used as instruments to gather primary information from seven basic schools in the Eastern and Central Regions of Ghana. The data showed that growing children embark on a series of experiments but they improve comprehensively when they use homegrown resources (e.g. familiar musical activities in their environments). The recommendation is that educators, caregivers and handlers in various basic schools should work with indigenous and common play songs coupled with related activities in the teaching and learning process.
Keywords: children’s games, children’s music, music education, developmental skills, Akan traditional play songs.
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