We’ve always dreamed of a second home in Cornwall (not too much to ask?) and since we’ve abandoned all hope of affording it ourselves, we’ve decided to push our children into a well-paid career instead.
Today? They’re going to be a pop star! Oh – and music is also a fantastic sensory activity and great for their development, too, of course. (Natch).
1 Make a sound box and fill it with things that make different sounds (or no sound at all). Coins that jangle, blocks that tap, a bell or a feather – explore your home for your own musical treasures.
2 Make up your own dance and sing the moves – wiggle wiggle, jiggle jiggle, jump jump, spin around!
3 Make a tissue box guitar. Just stretch 5 elastic bands over an empty tissue box, spacing them out along the opening. Then twang them! Make the box extra special by decorating it with paints and/or stickers.
4 Use your body to make a sound song. Be loud – clap, stomp and bang something. Then quiet – blow like the wind, rub your hands and tap gently.
5 Make a kazoo! Cover one end of a cardboard tube with tissue paper and secure it with an elastic band. Then hum into the open end. Paint the tube to give it your own style.
Article written by Sara Conway