Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Baby Book Club: make some noise!

Last week at Baby Book Club we made lots of noise, as in, more than usual! We were reading Ellie Sandall's brilliant Every Bunny Dance and practising our dance moves, our singing voices and also our quiet whispery voices in case the Fox found us.
We took turns trying out all sorts of musical instruments including maracas, tambourines, rain sticks, wooden frogs and really loud bells.
And for the fun to continue at home (and everywhere, really) we made our own shakers to take away.
The babies really enjoyed the tactile aspect of the session (even more than the oral and aural one!): manipulating the instruments and later on filling the toilet rolls with seeds and finally painting with cotton buds.

As promised, here are the links to some cool videos to keep the love of music going...

Here you will find the sound of lots of musical instruments

Peter and the Wolf, a classic about a brave boy, a hungry wolf and music! Check out this lovely version (not too scary) by the Royal Ballet.

And why not try one of these...
Play with real instruments at a National Concert Hall family workshop (all ages), info here.
Or attend a Baby Rave! In Belfast on 25 February and 11-12 March for instance. Info here.

See you next time!

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