Music Zone

Music Zone

Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression.

Wind Pipe Instrument

Resources

  • Straws
  • Scissors
  • Sellotape

Steps: 

  • Step 1: Gather straws that you have at home, if they are different colours you have an opportunity to also discuss and introduce about patterns.

  • Step 2: If the straw has a flexible bend, cut off just below the last crease.

  • Step 3: Prepare sticky tape on a flat surface with the sticky part facing up

  • Step 4: Place all straws on the sticky tape in a pattern (if using coloured straws) secure by folding the tape cutting off any excess tape.

  • Step 5: Cut one end of the straws on a diagonal. This will give the straw various lengths

  • Step 6: Children can now blow into the straws and make beautiful music!

Mixing Bowl Music!

Resources

  • Plastic Mixing Bowl
  • Wooden Spoons

Steps:

  • Step 1: Ensure the mixing bowl and wooden spoon are clean

  • Step 2: Use the palm of your hands to bang on the bottom or side of the mixing bowl to make sounds

  • Step 3: You can also use one or two fingers to bang the mixing bowl to create sounds

TIP:  Music play with babies and toddlers can help to develop fine motors skills (small movements), language development and your child personal, social and emotional development. And above all helps you and your child enjoy music together

Streamer dance

What you need:

Ribbons or scarves, choice of music, pots

Music play with babies and toddlers can help to develop fine motors skills (small movements), language development and your child personal, social and emotional development. And above all helps you and your child enjoy music together

and pans or musical instruments.

What to do:

Play different types of music or instruments to move fast and slow. Dance and move around using your ribbons or scarves.

Carnival band

What you need:

Musical instruments, pots and pans or shakers.

What to do:

Give children different instruments, form a line and go round dancing and playing instruments. Take turns to be the leader.

Play and stop

What you need:

Shaker, pots and pans or musical instrument.

What to do:

The children make sounds and the adult will say stop. Wait until the sound has stopped and repeat. Why not try adding more instructions eg. faster or slower.