Jump to content
About Us

expressive art and design advice please


Recommended Posts

someone suggested a development matters advice area on this site and here's another one!!


what would you expect to see for these?


  • makes up rhythms
  • taps out simple repeated rhythms

not sure what expectation is - simple is a wooly word :o

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Sooty99,

we would look for children who can copy a simple rhythm. So we practise rhythms that go with Nursery rhymes e.g. tapping out 'Humpy Dumpty sat on a wall' and they copy this rhythm. Then we look for children who can make up a rhythm and repeat it themselves - it might be part of a song or just their own rhythm. So one of my girls this week was shaking the maracas - long shake, 2 short shakes, long shake and repeating this while marching round.

Not sure if that's right - just my interpretation of it.

Green Hippo x

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

gosh we have a little boy who does this all the time!

makes up rhthyms can be verbal or physical imo. so the child who does the football chants or repeated word chants ...he...lo...he..lo..he.lo (as in hello!)or the football clap 12-123 and can repeat with the correct spacing....tapping out being able to do this with an intrument/stick/shaker etc

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. (Privacy Policy)