Musical Play and Activities for Kids

In honour of my brother Ryan, I welcome Debs from Learn with Play at Home and her post about music for kids.

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“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” 
― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Music really is magical. It has a way of touching us to our core and making us feel certain things. It can ignite a power and strength within us, make our hearts soar or crush our soul in an instant. The power that music holds is something not to be talked about but to be experienced and I feel that a life with music is a richer life indeed.
It is almost an automatic thing in young children that when they hear a tune or an upbeat melody, their body wants to react and move with the music. There are so many fabulous ways that you can involve music in your children’s life that all bring different areas of learning, skills and experiences together. Below are a collection of gorgeous ideas, activities and crafts that you can try to bring a bit more music and magic to your child’s life.
Make a music wall (Paint on the Ceiling)
DIY Palm Pipes (Deceptively Educational)

 

DIY Rainsticks (Danya Banya)
5 Musical movement games (Learn with Play at Home)
Paper plate tambourine (Craftulate)

DIY Dinosaur Castanet Craft (Triple T Mum on Learn with Play at Home)
5 ideas for outside music play (Let The Children Play)
Song to help learn colours, letters etc (I can teach my child)

DIY Tin drums (Red Ted Art)
Teaching kids how sounds are made (Kids Activities Blog)
Musical water play (Kid’s Play Music)

Happy music making,

Debs :)

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Debs is a Primary School Teacher on family leave with her 2 young children. She is passionate about Early Childhood Education and believes firmly in the importance of learning through play. She is the author and creator of  LearnwithPlayatHome.com which is a resource full of activities and ideas with handy tips on how to further promote learning with play. Above all, she believes that learning should be fun. You can also find Debs on facebookpinteresttwitterinstagram and google+.

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