You don’t need expensive equipment to make music. Any household object has a playful tune in it if only we look or listen hard enough.
Music can express our deepest feelings and draw us together as families and communities
It is also an excuse to make a racket and have fun!
Today’s idea is all about children playing with rhythm and different sounds. Without even realising, this will develop their coordination and attention skills
It is also a great way to feel close, take turns and enjoy being together
Almost anything can be a musical instrument – some ideas in the sheet below. Make sure you keep an eye on your child so they are playing safely!
As we all know at the moment, life has its ups and downs. Do you ever wonder how we learned to cope with them?
Schools are on holiday in Highland, so this week’s ideas are all about playing and fun.
But Snakes and Ladders is also a great way to understand numbers and how to count. At the same time, we learn how to cope with setbacks (even funny ones). And the whole family can play and feel together at this time.
Already know how to play? You’ll find some ideas here to make it more fun (and amuse your child for longer) by making your own board – or taking it outside and being “living pieces”!
What do we learn by looking in a mirror?
Children can learn all kinds of things. They learn about themselves, their expressions and emotions. About how other people look and feel.
And it can be fun to see how different things look in a mirror. We can dress up, see how things reflect “backwards”. All the time we are learning science through play and chatting about what we see.
Children love playing with water, whether it’s splashing in puddles or in the bath. Not only is it great fun but they can learn so much through ‘skiddling’!
Todays ‘daily tip’ helps children learn about floating, sinking and so much more using everyday items.
Click here for a great song to start you off