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Musical Children in the Making

Activity of the Month


Duration


*Clock Activity:  Parents can use a home clock, kids clock toy, draw it on paper, etc.


Have your child stand up straight, arms down, and slightly rock back and forth switching weight for "tick" (short sounds) like a metronome and stop rocking when "ding dong" (looong sounds) starts and instead they swing their arms from side to side like pendulums for each ta.


"Tick-Tick-Tick-Tick-Tick-Tick-Tick-Tick-DING-DONG-DING-DONG [twice]" 


Ask your child "What time is it?"  and let them pick a random time (help accordingly with incorrect times like 13 o'clock or the like) -- put the suggested time on the kids clock face prop and have them mimic the arm positions on the clock with their own arms.  Resume new round of "tick tick..."  


You can repeat the activity saying "short" for the ticks and "Loooong" for the ding dongs so they understand the difference in the duration of the sounds.