Monday, October 15, 2012
"Make-It-A-Song Monday" Simple Games
A super simple way to make a singable melody for young ones is to only use 2 notes. Two simple notes to use with younger kids are the same that you sing in the tune, "Rain, rain Go away;" or in the typical doorbell ring in your house (if you sing "Ding, Dong" you'll have the notes! Or, if you happen to be in western New York sing,"Let's Go, Buffalo").
Those two notes (called a minor third) are both appealing to young children and are easily singable for their little voices.
So, we gathered some materials:
3 cups, some treats and a few kids. :-)
Sing along as you hide a treat under a cup and move the cups around:
"Peek a Boo, where are you? Here I come to find you..." or something similar.
What other simple games do you play with your little one/s? Consider adding a simple song to the game to add a musical component and get more music in your day!
And... just to get you smiling, go check out this adorable video clip I found on YouTube. No idea how well the Hyland's Baby product works, but I just might go get some because of their awesome, rhythmic ad! :-)