We have been having ‘show time’ here; my little girl is really interested in dancing at the moment so she has been doing her ‘ballet dancing’ for me whilst her big brother has been providing the music. Definitely one for the video camera.
My son has always loved music. As a very tiny baby Great Grandma fashioned him a little shaker out of dried peas and an old vitamin tub she had (she lived through the war and she is very resourceful). He would gaze at her in complete adoration as she shook it. Later he would push it as he crawled and give it a good rattle himself. This interest in making noise has grown as he has grown. Sometimes it’s just NOISE but sometimes he makes music!
Making music out of the world around them is something most babies love to do, banging their their bowl in their highchair, bashing wooden spoons on saucepans and even clapping their hands to make a rhythm. It’s a fabulous way for them to communicate, have fun and develop their co-ordination.
This is an extract from my weekly post on Endless Play for the Chad Valley Blog please pop over and read the whole post and I would love to hear your comments and experiences of music and play.