Friday, December 23, 2011

Music


Book Suggestions:
The Story of the Orchestra by Robert T. Levine
Can You Hear It by William Lach
Meet The Orchestra by Ann Hayes
Tolee's Rhyme Time by Catherine Lukas
Tubby the Tuba by Paul Trip
Sesame Street Music Player by Farrah McDoogle
Mole Music by David McPhail
Let's Sing Together by Peter Yarrow

Activities:

Listen to Different Kinds of Music:
Materials: radio, computer or tv
Description: Throughout the week, play different types of music for you and your toddler to listen and dance to. Tell them whether it is classical, country, rock and roll, pop, etc. See what kind of music they like the best. It is fun to have dance parties with our little! ;-)
Skills Targeted: teach your tot to become familiar with different types of music, teach your tot sensory development, teach your tot to enhance motor skills and movement through dance

Clap to the beat:
Materials: rhythm sticks, music
Description: Teach your child how to safely beat two rhythm sticks together. (if your don't have rhythm sticks, simply clap) You clap while your toddler beats the sticks together. See if your little one can hit the sticks at the same time that you clap. Next, turn on a simple songs and help your toddler hit the sticks or clap to the rhythm. Practice this throughout the week to different songs and tunes.
Skills Targeted: teach your tot to clap to a beat, teach your tot motor skill development, teach your tot sensory development

Shakers:
Materials: empty water bottles, sand, rice, rocks etc.
Description: You and your toddler can use the shakers that you made during "ears/hearing" week or make new ones this week. Together, you and your child can fill several different water bottles with rocks, rice, sand etc. Your toddler can use these to make music or shake to the rhythm of a song. Have your toddler shake each different shaker that you make and see if they sound alike or different. Does one shaker sound louder than the others?
Skills Targeted: teach your tot sensory development, teach your tot to develop an understanding of rhythm, teach your tot to compare and contrast, teach your tot language development

Musical Shapes:
Materials: sidewalk chalk, music
Description: Before playing this game, with sidewalk chalk draw shapes on the ground to form a ring of shapes. Turn on some music and have your toddler run or jump from shape to shape. Have your toddler stop when the music stops and tell you the name of the shape that they land on.
Skills Targeted: teach your tot motor skill development, teach your tot sensory development, teach your tot to stop and go, teach your tot listening skills, teach your tot to follow directions





Hop, Skip, Jump:
Materials: a variety of different music (fast and slow)
Description: Play different songs for your toddler. Depending on the how fast or slow the song is, have your child run, walk, skip, jump, gallop, skate etc. to the beat. If it is a fast song you might want to have the run. If it a slow song have them walk. You could even ask your toddler what movement they would like to do for each new tune!
Skills Targeted: teach your tot motor skill development, teach your tot sensory development, teach your tot listening skills, teach your tot to follow directions

Sing Songs:
Materials: ABC pictures, Farm Animal Pictures, glue Popsicle sticks
Description: Create visual props for your toddler as your sing some of your favorite songs together. For example, draw or print letters A-Z, cut them out and glue them to Popsicle sticks. As you sing the ABC's together, hold up each letter. You could even have your toddler pick up each letter or point to each letter as they sing.
Draw or Print pictures of different farm animals and glue them to Popsicle sticks. Hold up each farm animal as you sing Old McDonald. Your toddler could also choose an animal, hold it up and sing the song.
Skills Targeted: teach your tot sensory development, teach your tot word/picture association, teach your tot letter/picture association, teach your tot to recall songs,





Drums:
Materials: coffee can (or other kind of tin can) with lid, construction paper, markers, tape or glue, scissors
Description: measure and cut a piece (or two if one doesn't fit) of construction paper to fit around a tin can such as a coffee can. Give the construction paper to your toddler to decorate. They could use crayons, markers, paint etc. to decorate their drum. Glue (hot glue might work best) or tape the construction paper to fit around the can. Place the lid on and your toddler can use this as a hand drum. They could also use wooden spoons as drum sticks to play their drum.
Try some of these activities with your toddler and their drum:
Have your toddler hit the drum to the beat of a song
Have your toddler hit the drums as they say the alphabet. Hit it once for each letter.
Have your toddler count as high as they can and hit the drum once for each number.
Skills Targeted: teach your tot to develop an understanding of rhythm and tapping to a beat, teach your tot sensory development, teach your tot language development, letter development, counting, number development,





Tambourine:
Materials: cardboard, hole punch, yarn, jingle bells
Description: Trace a bowl or other Circle object onto a piece of cardboard. Cut out the circle and punch holes around the entire edge of the circle. Tie a piece of yarn through each hole and attach a jingle bells to each piece of yarn. Tie the bells close to the cardboard circle. Your toddler could also decorate the cardboard with markers and paint.
Try these activities with your toddler and their tambourine:
Have your toddler tap their tambourine to the beat of a song.
Have your toddler tap their tambourine as they sing the ABC's (tap once for each letter).
Have your toddler count and tap their tambourine once for each number.
Skills Targeted: teach your tot letter development, teach your tot to count, teach your tot sensory development, teach your tot to develop an understanding of rhythm and tapping to the beat, teach your tot language development


Instrument Book:
Materials: Draw or print pictures of different instruments, hole punch, construction paper, glue
Description: Print or draw pictures of different instruments. Show each picture to your toddler and see if your little one can name the instrument. Write the instruments' names on their pictures. Have your toddler decorate a cover for their instrument book. Put all the pages together and punch holes in them. Tie the holes together with yarn to create an instrument book. Read this homemade book over and over to your toddler throughout the week. (You could also use a small 4X6 photo album and cut the instrument pictures to fit in the photo slips to create your book.)
Skills Targeted: teach your tot to develop and understanding of musical instruments, teach your tot language development, teach your tot pre-reading skills


Songs and Fingerplays:

Instruments:
(sung to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)

The drum in the orchestra goes
rat-a-tat-tat, rat-a-tat-tat, rat-a-tat-tat
The drum in the orchestra goes rat-a-tat-tat,
hear it's sound.

The cymbals in the orchestra goes
Clash-clash-clash, clash-clash-clash, clash-clash-clash,
The cymbals in orchestra goes clash-clash-clash
hear it's sound.

The trumpet in the orchestra goes
toot-toot-toot, toot-toot-toot, toot-toot-toot
The trumpet in the orchestra goes toot-toot-toot
Hear it's sound.

The triangle in the orchestra goes
Clang-clang-clang, clang-clang-clang, clang-clang-clang
The triangle in the orchestra goes clang-clang-clang
Hear it's sound.

You and your toddler can continue this song by brainstorming different instruments and the sounds that they make.

Music:
(sung to the tune of Mary Had A Little Lamb)

The sound of music makes me dance,
makes me dance, makes me dance.
The sound of music makes me dance,
All around the room. (dance with your toddler)

The beat of music makes me clap,
makes me clap, makes me clap.
The beat of music makes me clap.
Clap to the beat (clap with your toddler).

The tempo of music can be fast or slow,
fast or slow, fast or slow.
The tempo of music can be fast or slow.
Fast or slow.

I can Sing:
(sung to the tune of The Bear Went Over the Mountain)

I can sing a lot of songs,
I can sing a lot of songs,
I can sing a lot of songs,
Can you sing along?

I can sing my ABC's
I can sing my ABC's
I can sing my ABC's
Can you sing with me?

I can sing Old McDonald too.
I can sing Old McDonald too.
I can sing Old McDonald too.
What about you?

What is your favorite song?
What is your favorite song?
What is your favorite song?
I'd like to sing along.

Online Fun:
Coloring Pages:

Visit Coloring.ws for a variety of free printable coloring pages all about music.

Videos:
Check out Sesame Street for some fun music videos

Whoopi and Elmo: come and play
Abby and Miri play the violin
Color Tunes

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...