When kids play with Music-Go-Rounds—in group games, listening & movement activities, at the whiteboard, on charts, or in centers—they build confidence and skills. Manipulatives are like hands for your brain: they help you “grasp,” understand, and remember concepts. Like building blocks, the elements of music can be combined in wondrous ways.
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Active listening with Music-Go-Rounds of the instruments and characters in Peter and the Wolf! Lots of games and activities in the PDF Guide.
Read the story from Peter Malone's book. For active listening, play the CD and use Music-Go-Rounds to point out the music of each character and the instrument that plays it.
As you listen to Bernstienon the CD, ask kids to put the Music-Go-Rounds (MGRs) characters on the whiteboard as they appear, then place the instrument that represents them underneath. Our PDF Activity Guide includes many activities!
Music-Go-Rounds are a great visual and manipulative tool to help kids focus, listen actively, and remember more!