I attached string to each pot and pan and then looped them over the ‘branches’ of the laundry tree. I made the strings different lengths so each pot and pan was a different height and they didn’t bash into each other. If you don’t have a laundry tree you could easily attach the string to an actual tree, gate or a washing line.
It was a windy afternoon so perfect weather for this activity. Adam doesn’t usually like new and unknown noises so it took a little while for him to come even close to the music tree. Luckily it was the weekend so Dad-Dad was at home and he could bash away at the pots too.
It wasn’t long before Adam was dancing away to Dad-Dads drumming. He also discovered that the whisk made a great sound on the frying pan.
UPDATE: I left the music tree out in our Garden room for a couple of weeks and by the end Adam couldn’t go in there without picking up a utensil and bashing on one of the pots. He has good rhythm! The only disadvantage of the music tree was that everytime I wanted to cook I would have to dismantle part of it!
* Pots, pans, funnels etc
* Cooking utensils to use as beaters
Adam was 18 months old.
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