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Tuneful Tuesdays

Today in the Studio it is all about music. We have been exploring the sounds that can be made from each instrument.

We sat together and each chose which instrument we wanted to play. We choose from percussion instruments such as the Maracas and woodwind  instruments such as wooden chimes.
We sang songs and played our instruments alongside.

We then explored the sounds that the bells made. We discovered each bell played a different pitch of sound. We experimented playing low sounds and higher pitch sounds and grouping the bells by these sounds.

We further discussed sounds by talking about playing quietly with soft sounds, and loud with harder sounds. We chose twinkle twinkle to sing along with as our soft sounds song and incy wincy spider as our loud song.

We took our learning outdoors to investigate our music wall. On this we have a selection of everyday objects we can use to make sounds. We had pipes, pans, pots, trays  and used bamboo sticks to play the sounds. Each object had its own unique sound.

We all joined together on the outdoor stage to use the instrument we all have, Our voice.  We sang action songs and rhymes together. I wonder where our musical journey will take us to next, stay tuned to find out.

Expressing ourselves and enjoying being active with sticky Kids 😁

Learning new action Songs and Rhymes, offering an early introduction to music and dance.  Developing gross motor skills and keeping fit.  The toddlers were following the instructions whilst having fun which in turn helps to foster self confidence.


L “I can stand tall and walk like a giraffe “ C “listen to me roar like a lion” A “I can make myself small and make myself tall” H “Jump Jump Jump higher smaller”  A” I’m walking like a penguin “

Ring Game Fun

Today the children in the toddler room have been exploring how we can move our bodies. We had lots of fun playing ring games! We laughed and played together with our friends, copying lots of funny actions from Old MacDonald’s farm. Look at our cow and sheep impressions!

We also had fun joining in sleeping bunnies, sleeping crocodiles and Row Row Row your boat. These are great games for developing our social skills and helping us to play cooperatively together.

Shake, shake rattle and roll!

The children have been buy in the studio creating their own musical instruments .

The children wanted to create different sounds and used everyday ingredients to make their shakers.

They were developing their hand to eye coordination as they carefully filled the bottles, using spoons and funnels.

The children were experimenting and comparing sizes, describing capacity using  full and empty and describing weight using heavy and light.

We decided to number the bottles and the children were singing “10 green bottles sitting on a wall”

The children enjoyed singing and dancing using the shakers to create sound and music.

Can you hear us play ?