Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Keeping Beat With The Music
Awhile ago I bought the book, There Was An Old Monster by Ed Emberley and Rebecca Emberley. The book is great, but what makes it even better is the song that goes along with it. You can download the song for free on the link attached to the book. :)
I got out our drums (plastic coffee containers), egg shakers (plastic eggs filled with dried lentils), and rhythm sticks. We listened to the song first, then played it again and I showed them which instrument was playing and how to play it. Next each child was able to choose their instrument and attempt to keep beat with the song. I've got a good band here!