Sue has gotten us a lot of wonderful, new, indoor gym equipment, but at this time of the year, I can't help but "Think Spring". Wouldn't it be fun to build something like this to put in the grass at the far side of the playground?!
Water bottles, toilet paper tubes, small items from your junk drawer and tape. These fabulous maracas are a great project for a rainy afternoon. Rhythm instruments, like maracas and tambourines, highlight important features of our language. Long before kids are ready to talk about syllables they can start noticing the sounds (that turn into letter sounds) of your home language.