This week is about musical play!
Support a lifetime of learning by teaching children about music at an early age! Playing with a tambourine provides a sensory experience that exposes your little learner to improvisation and creative thinking. It also encourages curiosity and movement. Making your very own musical instruments at home is a great way to not only bond with your child, but it will also keep them entertained for hours!
DIY Music tambourines are easy to construct using items that can be found around your house.
What your will need:
Two paper plates
A hole puncher
Dried beans, beads, Cereal, or anything that will make a noise
Ribbon, String, or yarn
Crayons or paint
Decorate your paper plates
Sandwich your plates together
Use a hole punch to create holes around the plates that are about two inches apart
Slip the ribbon through the lined-up holes of both plates
Before tying up the last hole, don’t forget to add your noise material (dried beans, beads, etc.)
Tie up the last hole
Now your little one is ready to tap, shake, jingle, and move!
Jive on over to our Gymboree Play & Music YouTube channel where our teachers will take you on different adventures such as:
Story Time, Play Time Fun, and Art & Music Activities!
Through these videos your little one will be engaged in play, building crucial skills to support a lifetime of learning!