Infants love music and making noise! At the Canandaigua center, our infants have lots of fun making their own music with a variety of materials. The babies play music on pots and pans with wooden spoons and also use shakers for some added rhythm.
As the music is playing, teachers talk about what is being heard, whether it is loud or soft, high or low in sound. Conversation also includes where the sound is being heard…through our ears; and where our ears are located on our heads.
Trying out different rhythms and beats, the babies also enjoy dancing to their music! Music offers many benefits to young children; it supports developing creativity, memory, mathematics, language, emotional intelligence and much more!