Monday, February 22, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Practicing Word Recognition on the Keyboard

Once they have mastered the letter recognition from the last post, try playing full words!
Here are some of the words you can make using the "musical alphabet".
A B C D E F G

ACE
ADD
AGE
BAD
BAG
BED
BEG
BEAD
CAB
DAB
DAD
DEAD
EGG
FAB
FAD
FACE
GAG
GAB
Once your child has mastered the words you place on the keyboard, see if they can create and sound out words of their own!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Practicing Letter Recognition on the Keyboard

Another activity to do with the color/letters adhered to your keyboard is letter recognition. I printed the letters of the musical alphabet (A,B,C,D,E,F and G) on 3x5 inch cards and laminated them so they would last longer. I made several cards for each letter.

Place one letter on the keyboard and ask your child to play the corresponding key on the keyboard. Once all 7 letters are mastered, try 2, 3 or 4 letters at a time!



Saturday, February 13, 2010

Music Computer Games

I ran across a fun computer game today that involves listening to and identifying instruments. This might be fun for some of your kids!

http://www.musicgames.net/livegames/orchestra/orchestra2.htm

There are several other demo games available on this website and a store to buy the full version if you like it.

http://www.musicgames.net/play_musicgames.htm

Another fun website is called DSO kids. It has several fun games, instructions for building instruments at home and links for listening to classical music.

http://www.dsokids.com/default.aspx