This week we’re excited to be exploring music and musical instruments! Music is an important part of early childhood as it helps children to learn sounds and the meanings of words. Moving to music helps develop gross and fine motor skills and music can strengthen children’s memory skills.
The first story we are reading is Animal Music by Nick Sharratt. See if you can make some of the musical sounds as you watch! You could use pots and pans or hands or even make the sounds with your mouth!
Ann’s favourite musical story is ‘Little Rabbit Foo Foo’ by Michael Rosen. It’s very rhythmic and can be sung instead of being read. Maybe you could learn some of the words and sing it along with Ann?
Here is the chorus:
Down came the Good Fairy and said “Little Rabbit Foo Foo, I don’t like your attitude, scooping up the wiggly worms and bopping them on the head. I’m going to give you 3 chances to change, and if you don’t, I’m going to turn you into a Goonie”
Try some musical activities! Making your own instrument is great fun or maybe you could learn some new nursery rhymes together? Or even have a go at making your own ‘whats in the box’. See the video below for how to use it!
Whats in the Box