Friday, November 26, 2010

Banger Bongers

My kids classified all instruments in the big box
of instruments as "Banger Bongers" You can start adding to
your collection today. I have quite a box collected
and the kids as well as the grandkids love it now.
They just enjoy exploring  and banging  along with
recorded music or singing. Check out these suppliers.
(don't forget to click "next" at the bottom of the page to
see all the selections available.)
Egg Shakers

Color Hand Bells

Fishy Clackers

Color Xyllophone (The original "Banger Bonger")

Doggy Clacker (Castanets)

Little Wood Drum

Fun Drums

Bumble Bee Maracas

Grasshopper Giro

Fruit Shakers

Froggie Jingle Bells

Duo Frog Shakers

Koala Clacker

Penguin Tambourine

Whale Clacker

Monkey Jingle Bells

Walrus Tambourine

The perfect book to introduce rhythm instruments to young children. The activities bring music into the classroom and offer ways for children to participate in the music experience, using rhythm sticks, sand blocks, bells, shakers, and more! Children make the sound of the ocean waves using shakers, pretend to be a train using sand blocks, create a rainstorm with rhythm sticks and perform circus tricks with jingle bells. Plus, they learn to play the instruments along with their favorite songs. 101 Rhythm Instrument Activities is perfect for parents, early childhood teachers and music teachers who work with toddlers through age six.

Abigail Flesch Connors is an early-childhood music specialist. Her programs include singing, dance, rhythm instrument activities, literacy/music activities and listening games.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pleasing Practial Life

Appealing (pun intended) and child friendly
Practical Life tools to enjoy!
(Most of these Items are from Joie co.)
Mr. Potato Peeler

Egg Smasher

Airplane Spatula

Flower Spatula

Strawberry Huller, Slicer and Bowl

Little Syrup Pitcher

Little Red Tea

Snowballer Or Round Tongs

Egg Turner

Penguin Ice Cream Scoop

Salt Pig (Great for Spooning etc.)

Mr. Potato Masher

Pizza Cutter (Good for Clay too)

Little Piggie Pan
Sheep Scrubber Holder (or holder for anything)

Sushi Plate (great transfer item)

Ice Cream Bowls (good for spooning and transfer)

Cute Honey Pot
Piggie Scraper

Monday, November 22, 2010

Marvelous Marbles

I've been on the hunt for cute shapes to sort
marbles and other small beads or round objects into;
something more exciting than the usual pink soap pad.
Here are my finds:
(Thanks to Montessori N' Such (p.3), Alisons, and here and here)


Heart and Apple


Green and Orange Hands (the blue thingy is suctioned to it
to show how it holds on shower's not included...)

Ducky and Froggy

Another Froggy

Purple Hands

Green Foot

More Froggy with Lily Pad

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving, Thankfully!

This year we are having Un-Thanksgiving
on Sunday before the kids head out to their
inlaws in CA (no grandkids for hoo).
So it's just me and my big little boy on T Day.
(We've been working on his Eagle Scout project
to get ready to donate to boys in Boston.
My living room has quite a pile of donated camping equipment.)
In honor of the Holiday, here are some fun
Thanksgiving items.
"Chop Chop Turkey"


"Apple Pie"

Thanksgiving Little People

Apple Basket (Foldable)


"Peas and Carrots"

"Milk and Cups"


And the "Stove" to Cook it all On