You Will Need:
Music, metal and wooden spoons, plastic bowls, pots and pans, and safe items from the kitchen.
Play music and interact with your child by tapping metal and wooden spoons on a variety of pots, pans, and plastic bowls. Talk about the different sounds you hear. Introduce words like same and different, and soft and loud.
Repeat the rhythms and patterns your toddler plays. Count as you tap the utensils. Play a game and freeze when the music stops, then tap when it starts again.
What Your Child Can Learn:
- Cause and effect ("When I bang on the pot, it makes a sound")
- New vocabulary like loud and soft
- Listening skills
- Discrimination between different sounds