Little Fingers Friday - Disclaimer: This one gets LOUD!
Make Some Sound
Trust me when I say this one may not be picked as your most popular activity. I hear you! (no pun intended) HOWEVER, it is true that creating sounds from objects other than musical instruments is extremely important.
Taken from the book, Loose Parts, "Sound gives children the opportunity to develop listening skills, understand scientific concepts, and explore their own sound and music-making abilities." Watching my toddler and preschooler create sounds allowed me to see this theory in action. Grey made mention of which sound was louder as he used more or less force. Hayes grinned with excitement as he experimented with cause and effect.
Creating and analyzing sounds is also an excellent way to build a strong foundation and vehicle for self-expression, pitch, rhythm, and intensity. So here we go...
What We Used:
Kitchen tools made from different products
Metal chair - This is where things get LOUD!
Other Sound Tool Options: tin pans, aluminum pie plates, string to hang pans, bells, wooden boxes, sticks, cans, muffin tins