Kids love to perform! Use manipulatives to give them choices in how to perform a song to hear and understand how each elements impacts the whole. Ask them to evaluate what they chose to teach listening and make the learning "stick". This kit provides hands-on fun at the whiteboard and in floor, movement and circle games. Instruments Hide 'n Seek, Instrument Detective, I Spy, Echo Games, Follow the Beat Leader, Ensemble Games, Pass the Beat, Switch Gears (fast/slow, loud/soft, solo/tutti, crescendo/decrescendo), and more.
Knick, Knack, Paddy Whack, Paperback with animated CD and online access that features different instruments introduced in each verse. Kids can solo on the various included rhythm instruments, on body percussion or in pantomime and all join in on the refrain.
Add our MGRs to begin orchestrating: add rhythms with Rhythm dots, vary the ensemble size with Ensemble dots, change instruments with Instrument dots, add Dynamics and Tempo dots for expression.
Use our Learn to Conduct Poster with baton to teach the conducting patterns, which will help with rhythm and meter understanding, too. And, the conductor sets the tempo and indicates the dynamics.
Then sing, play, and conduct the orchestration!
Simple Rhythms (28051) - Set of 36
Dynamics (28083) - Set of 10
Tempo (28119) - Set of 15
Ensemble (28121) - Set of 10
Rhythm Instruments (28113) - Set of 16