Sunday, August 22, 2010

Water Makes Music

Remember how much fun you had as a child tapping a spoon against a glass filled with water? Your preschooler will enjoy it as well.

Items needed:
spoon (try metal and plastic to hear the differences)
glass cups
small pitcher or plastic bottle of water.
cookie sheet to catch any spills. Makes clean up easier.

At a table or on the floor, place a few empty glasses on a cookie sheet. Fill the small pitcher with water. Now let your child pour water into the cups. Any amount will do. Now tap the cups gently with the spoon.

Encourage your child to listen to the difference between an empty and full cup. Try filling one halfway. Tap it. Fill it with more water and tap again. Notice any differences in the sounds? Were some higher pitched? Some lower? Can you tap a familiar tune?

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