All you need to start teaching rhythm actively!
Music-Go-Rounds Stick Rhythms and Hearts introduce steady beat with simple notation patterns.
MGR Rhythm N'Counters features proportional manipulatives to grasp note values and relationships.
MGR Simple Rhythms, Add-Ons, and Compound Time sets allow pattern arrangments to develop reading, notating and listening skills.
Each set has a PDF Guide (download below) full of activities and other useful resources developed by Mary Ann & Amy Stewart.
- MGR Heartbeats (28033) - Set of 36
Introduce steady beat, loud/soft, fast/slow, and patterns of stressed and unstressed beats. Great for pre-reading, left-to-right eye movement, and ear-training activities.
- MGR Stick Rhythms (28026) - Set of 20
Arrange stick notation patterns of single beats (quarter), divided beats (double eighths), and silent beats (quarter rests). Combine with MGR Heartbeats.
- MGR Simple, Simple Add-ons, and Compound Rhythms (99102) - Set of 92
Gain practice and fluency in rhythm reading, ear training, and dictation. There are enough rhythms in the sets to arrange in patterns, phrases, and familiar tunes to develop reading, notating, and listening skills. Each set includes a downloadable PDF Activity Guide by Mary Ann and Amy Stewart, with activities, games, and a graph of familiar songs by level of rhythmic difficulty, including which rhythms (and how many of each) are in each song.
- MGR Rhythm N'Counters (28054) - Set of 64
Learn concepts of note values and relationships, counting, meter, and time signatures. Colors and length of strips show relative durations. Cut along guidelines into 64 individual pieces.