Tag Archives: preschool musical instruments

Learning on the Playground

“Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.” I love this quote from author Diane Ackerman.  It always reminds me that time outside is valuable for so much more than simply burning off energy.  Preschool playground equipment offers  endless opportunities … READ MORE

Music: Xylophone! (Part 4 of 4)

Recently, one of my co-workers was reminiscing about her musical toys as a child. She had a small xylophone about 12” long. It was the perfect size for her to play with by herself, but imagine if she’d wanted to … READ MORE

Music: Chimes (3 of 4)

Chimes are truly captivating. They may not be as familiar as drums or violins, but they still feature prominently in music. You may recognize their sound from the popular song “Carol of the Bells” or from the end credits of … READ MORE

Music: Drums! (Part 2 of 4)

Watch your children have fun with the drum set and drum panel. The drum set has three drums with varying lengths that produce contrasting bass tones, making hitting them an interesting lesson in sound differentiation. The drum panel has long … READ MORE

Music (Part 1 of 4)

“Music gives a soul to the universe,wings to the mind,flight to the imagination,and life to everything.” ~ Plato ~ Music is all around us: the radio is on during your morning drive to work, music is in the wind and … READ MORE