Deep questions for your consideration:
As with most deep questions, there is no clear answer, but we are happy to share a fun “pots and pans” mini music class with you today that may lead you toward your own conclusions! Grab a variety of pots, pans, and utensils, and get ready to make some music...er...noise?! (You decide!)
Exploring sounds with pots, pans, and utensils is great for building listening skills and creativity. It’s fun to let your child lead the way here, but if you feel they need some guidance, try some of these prompts:
In the video, you’ll see Elizabeth and Charlotte doing some of this type of exploration, and then you’ll watch as Elizabeth brings in some more structure, teaching concepts such as steady beat, forte and piano, high and low, adagio and presto.
You’ll also enjoy listening to the “Elephant” from Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saéns, and have fun taking your “Little Turtle” for a swim in the “bathtub” too.
We hope this video gives you some inspiration for more at-home music making, and possibly inspires your little one to listen carefully and bang beautifully!
(ps. If you’re not a huge fan of the sounds of pots and pans...consider checking out our handmade instrument set!)