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,” “different,” “soft,” and “loud.”
Repeat the rhythms and patterns your child 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