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Learning About Horns with Mother Goose Time

Today we continued our week of learning about orchestra instruments.  This was my favorite day so far, but that might be because it was also the day that Little Guy did the best!

Our day's activity didn't start off the best.  First up was working on his My Little Journal and decorating the front of it.  He started by using paints to make dots (his first time painting- we are not a very artsy craftsy family, mostly just crayons around here), which he really enjoyed.  We also looked at which of his dots were big and which were small, so we added some math in there.  Then he was supposed to draw a picture of himself playing an instrument.  He can't draw anything.  Not only can he not draw anything, but he doesn't really want to try.  Mostly he wants to "write" letters, and when I ask him to do something, he asks me for help.  Time to encourage a LOT more independence I guess.

Next we played Guess the Sound.  We listened to clips of different instruments being played, then we were supposed to use the orchestra matching cards to match the sounds with the instruments, but the clips were long so we really just played a simple matching game.  He rocked at knowing all the names.  I was so impressed I recorded it!  I will probably continue to bring these out sometimes to refresh his memory because I think its so cute my 2 year old knows his instruments.

We read Tubby the Tuba next, which was a cute story, and Little Guy really liked it, he looked at it quite a few times after school time was over, and we listened to the audio book too.

Next we did Breath Control, which was kind of a continuation of Longest Breath yesterday.  Today he was supposed to keep the cotton ball on a line of masking tape while blowing on it with a straw.  He managed to do it by blowing it a little at a time and then moving closer.  He kept wanting to bite the straw which made it harder for him.
Problem Solving!
We finished up with Quiet and Loud Sounds.  The discussion question was "Do yo
u prefer loud or soft music?"  At first he said quiet, but when I asked him what always said when I turned music on in the car "Listen music loud please", he changed his answer to loud.  Then he got to pick an instrument (he chose the xylophone) and I conducted.  When my arms were up, he was loud, when they were down, he was quiet.  He did really well, and even wanted to take a turn conducting me!

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