Musical line

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BEL Ideas and Activities

Musical line

Age recommendation: 2 years up

Music making is a wonderful thing, and the good news is that you already have loads of musical instruments in your kitchen cupboard!

For generations parents have let their children bang pots on the kitchen floor, but instead of the items sliding around on the floor, the Music line creates clearer sounds, a better understanding of tonality, and a visual arrangement of the tone-making process. It has the added bonus of getting the clanging and clanking outside the house. It is a great demonstration of the science of sound, and introduces concepts around sound frequencies. The children love the nutty idea of kitchen items hanging like clothes on a washing line, and the wonky sounds that it makes. Get the camera ready!

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