Join the band
Developing movement skills (body and spatial awareness, rhythm, timing); playing actively
- With the children, experiment with the instruments to find out the different sounds they can make. Play loudly, softly, quickly, slowly.
- Encourage the children to play along in time to rhythmic clapping or music (e.g. on CD or tape), moving all around the space. Stop the music or clapping every now and then and change instruments. Vary the rhythm and encourage the children to try to keep the beat.
Excerpt from the HOP Early Learning Practitioners Resource (Decoda Literacy Solutions)