We are a music loving household – the CD player always has a children’s music CD in it or the radio is on. Musical instruments can be found around the house and both J and T will burst into spontaneous song at various points during the day. So seeing DIY Music Ideas and some ways for Tots to play and learn about music were a great idea for us to feature on Rainy Day Mum this week.
Red Ted Art – shared with us on Tuesday Tots last week how to make a guitar. I love the simplicity of it but also how authentic it is as well. Pop over and find out how to do it and make your own with the kids as well.
My Nearest and Dearest go all DIY with an Outdoor Music Station – with Summer approaching this is something that I really want to do in our garden I’ve started collecting bits and bobs to make it since spotting it.
We made our own DIY Dancing Bells back last summer – they still come out regularly and as T and J get better at moving in time with the music and have moved past the bounce up and down dancing they are great fun for our music sessions to get us moving as well as making music.
It’s fun to do some exploring of the science behind music – even with tots it’s possible – they don’t have to understand the complex science behind it however they can experiment to see if conditions will change what happens to the sound and make suggestions based on their own experience and knowledge. Over on Science Sparks Life at the Zoo guest posts about Acoustic Science – Reflection and Absorption of Sound.
Over on Life at the Zoo the exploration of the Science of music continues with some DIY music instruments and looking at the vibrations that make the sound.