Early years music percussion, Children love to sing, dance and play instruments. They also make great party bag additions.
Early years music percussion. Claves for tapping a beat, or rolling to the wheels on the bus or wind the bobbin up.
- Colour Natural
- Suitable for children 3+
- £2 a pair
The perfect size for little hands to practice holding objects and making a sound. Tap in different ways, on the floor, side to side, end to end or roll them round and round to some fabulous Funky Feet Music or your old favourites like Wheels on the Bus or Wind the bobbin up.
Why not try reading a story while the children tap along to a steady beat whilst you read.
Keeping a steady beat when you tap in time to music can support reading skills. A studies have shown by being “able to keep a steady beat helps a person to feel the cadence (rhythm) of language” and can also affect their sense of equilibrium (Phyllis Weikert 2011)
euroscience has found a clear relationship between music and language acquisition. Put simply, learning music in the early years of schooling can help children learn to read.
Early years music percussion – Music, language and the brain
Music processing and language development share an overlapping network in the brain. The human brain learns music processing well before language At birth, babies understand language as if it was music. You have probably observed babies respond to the rhythm and melody of language before they understand what the words mean.
A study found that beat synchronization abilities emerge at an early age and in their research found that three- and four-year-old children who could keep a steady musical beat were more reading-ready at the age of five, than those who couldn’t keep a beat.
Reference Neurobiology of preschool beat synchronization,