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Music and Blind Children

Music reaches kids and motivates them in amazing ways! Find out how you can use music to help your blind child develop or just have fun creating music crafts!

Bilingual Board Book - Awesome little book that teaches "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" in both English and Spanish. A great song/activity for young children!

Make And Play Your Own Bongo Drums. History of this Afro-Cuban instrument plus a simple craft version to make and play.

If you can count the frets - you can play this instrument...! Best Instruments For Young Children – A “Play By The Numbers” Dulcimer!

A Tin Can Dulcimer - How To Play It and A Contest to Win one!

Kids Road Trip Music! Tips on adding music to any journey, plus several mp3 freebies!

A revolutionary 3-D printing system makes music easier to read for blind musicians. Invented by a blind South Korean musician as part of her doctoral dissertation, it makes music accessible to musicians at all levels.

Make Your Own "Jibara-Style" water drum from easy supplies in your home! Great project for musical fun or as outdoor water play!

Make Your Own Recycled Rattle - a "green" craft activity for outdoor gatherings such as community days, Earth Day, homeschool events, etc.

Make and Play Your Own Cajón Box Drum - a Latin American drum with African roots

Make And Play Your Own Latin American guiro (percussion instrument). Playing tips and a recycled craft. Perfect for Cinco De Mayo celebration or as part of a unit on Mexico/Latin America.

May Day Jingle Sticks! An easy craft to celebrate the Spring or for music and movement fun!

The Lime Lighter: low vision music-reading device, operated by a foot pedal, advances music on the screen to the next measure. It displays magnified print music notation, & enables you to markup your music on the screen with a special stylus and save for later. You can listen to music play back at your desired tempo. *Visit pinterest.com/... for more music resources for students who are visually impaired

A Song For New Babies And New Parents: “For All The World’s Children”

Homemade, child-safe shaker eggs for Easter or Spring celebrations!

The tin whistle as a great "first instrument" for a child.

Earth Day Anthem - "We've Got The Whole World In Our Hands" Lyrics and free mp3 download here!

"All Natural Percussion" - How world cultures use sticks, stones and bamboo reeds as musical instruments

Making and playing a homemade "bombo" drum.

Making and playing a homemade "bombo" drum.

We have recently been looking into Music Therapy as a way to help Scarlett progress musically and have been visited by a specialist in the field from UK based charity the RNIB. Here is an account of the visit and the informal notes made about Scarlett and what actions can be taken to further progress this love of music.

"Beach In A Bottle" musical rattle craft and great ways to play rattles one-on-one with a child or as part of classroom/homeschool music-making.

Write Your Own “12 Days Of Christmas” Carol! From the Kids Music Blog, Tiny Tapping Toes