Jars of Music


FromActivities for Responsive Caregiving,  Jean Barbre

What to have – Five or six glass jars of different sizes and shapes – Water – Pitcher – A wooden spoon – A metal spoon Suggested Books – Gray Rabbit’s Odd One Out by Alan Baker – My Five Senses by Aliki – My Five Senses by Margaret Miller – Opposites by Sandra Boynton – Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins

What to do Fill a pitcher with water and pour it into different size glass jars, varying the amount of water in each jar. Demonstrate how each jar sounds different when you tap on the glass. Tap the jars with the wooden and metal spoons at the top and bottom, and talk about the different sounds you hear. Read the suggested books, introduce the vocabulary words, and sing and chant with the children.

Why LEARNING OUTCOMES Social-Emotional Development – Sense of self – Relationships with adults – Relationships with peers – Sharing Physical Development - Perception – Fine-motor skills Cognitive Development - Spatial awareness – Cause and effect – Memory – Connecting experiences – Imitating others – Following simple directions Language Development – Receptive language – Expressive language – Connecting words with real-world knowledge – Concept words – Using language in play

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Activities for Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos

By Jean Barbre Copyright 2013 2-Year

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