Rhythm Sticks are a fun way to add music to your day/classroom.
They are easy to hold and simple to use.
While using rhythm sticks children are hard at work listening to the beat and/or words and following the teachers lead. Children are engaged in changing tempo and direction. Rhythm sticks are also a great way to help children slow down and focus. Rhythm sticks are a great instrument to start with because they are so versatile.
Rhythm stick songs:
Tapping on my Sticks - Kathy Reid-Naiman
Rhythm Sticks Rock - Michael Plunkett
Tap Your Sticks - Hap Palmer
1-2-3, Tap With Me - Rachel Rambach
Helps develop fine motor development and hand-eye coordination
Language development and listening skills
Helps develop rhythm, beat and tempo
Helps develop creative thinking and problem skills
Early brain development
Directionality (up, down, side to side, forward, backward, etc.) Music in video belongs to:
Other ways to use rhythm sticks:
Learn the alphabet with rhythm sticks: Say the alphabet together as you tap out the beat. To extend the activity, pause at different letters and point to the child so they can say the next letter.
Counting with rhythm sticks: Count to 10 or 20 while tapping out a rhythm on the floor. To extend this activity, try counting by odd/even numbers. You can alternate numbers between children.
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