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.
JACKSON McCONNELL Ripple - A Speaker for the Hearing Impaired - What would a speaker for the hearing impaired look like? This project explores how sound can be interpreted through touch and sight, rather than through audition. The object emits multi-toned vibrations, while the fluctuating needles manifest sound waves.
Product design - An innovative way to feel music. Designer Jackson McConnell created a waveform speaker for hearing-impaired people to enjoy music.
If you can count the frets - you can play this instrument...! Best Instruments For Young Children – A “Play By The Numbers” Dulcimer!
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!
The Skoog is a soft music cube that you can manipulate to create different instrument sounds. It's accessible to children with various disabilities, including physical disabilities.
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.
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.
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”
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
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