Help me give my students musical instruments.
I would love for my children to have the Sounds of Nature Instrument set. The different textures are wonderful. A ten player rhythm set, a bongo drum and easy grip tambourines.
My students are 3 and 4 years old preschoolers who have significant physical, visual and communication challenges.
Despite the challenges they face they are eager and happy to participate in daily activities.
My students need additional resources that are specific to their needs so they are able to access their environment. My district is in an area that is low income/high poverty. We have a limited budget that doesn't even begin to cover the items needed by my students with more significant disabilities.
We all know that kids love music, but my children have a difficult time accessing standard musical instruments. This can be especially challenging for children who are still developing their motor skills.
Music tends to be one of the top motivators for children with special needs and is a multi-sensory experience.
Musical instruments are beneficial because they help promote motor skills and cognitive development. I am looking to provide my students with musical instruments that can be easily adapted.
Simple adaptations can be done to enable little hands to hold the instruments and participate in music independently. Tambourines can be adapted by placing a rubber band over the tambourine. With this simple adaptation, a child’s hand can slip between the rubber band and the tambourine, allowing the child to play the instrument without having to continuously grasp it. Thank you for considering my project!
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