START 7 DAY FREE TRIAL

Activities

Music

Shaking Up Fun: How Kids Can Master The Tambourine

Written By: happycamper

The tambourine, with its jingling, captivating sound, is a vibrant and engaging instrument, often adored by children, and perfect for the holiday season. It’s not just about creating rhythm but also about fostering coordination, creativity, and musical expression. Encouraging kids to explore and master the tambourine can be an exciting journey that blends learning and fun.

Embrace the Jingles

Playing the tambourine involves more than just shaking it randomly. Understanding the jingles and how they interact with the rhythm is key. Kids can start by holding the tambourine in their non-dominant hand, keeping the jingles facing up, and tapping the drumhead with their other hand. This simple technique allows them to familiarize themselves with the instrument’s sound and feel.

Practice Makes Perfect

Regular practice is crucial. Encourage kids to experiment with different rhythms and beats. They can start by practicing basic patterns like quarter notes, eighth notes, and sixteenth notes. Playing along with their favorite songs or keeping time with a metronome can also aid in developing a sense of rhythm.

Coordination and Movement

The tambourine isn’t just about the sound; it’s about movement too. Children can practice shaking the tambourine in time with the beat while maintaining other movements, like clapping or tapping their foot. This helps in enhancing coordination and multitasking skills.

Joining the Band

Collaboration can significantly elevate the learning experience. Encouraging kids to play with others—whether friends or in a music class—can introduce them to the concept of playing in an ensemble. It teaches them to listen to the group’s rhythm and blend their sound with others, fostering a sense of teamwork and unity.

Explore Creativity

The tambourine offers room for creativity. Kids can experiment with different ways of playing, varying the intensity of their shakes, or using their fingers to flick the jingles for different sounds. Encouraging their creativity fosters a deeper connection to the instrument and enhances their musical expression.

Seek Guidance and Inspiration

While self-exploration is essential, guidance from a music teacher or even online tutorials can provide valuable insights and techniques. Watching performances or listening to famous musicians playing the tambourine can inspire and motivate kids on their learning journey.

The tambourine is a fantastic entry point into the world of music for children. A tambourine can be a fun way to add a little jingle to holiday carols this year.

Watch “Episode 27 – Tutting, Dribbling, and Cheer Fun!” of Kidoodle TV for more tambourine fun!

Tagged:- kidoodle tv, music camp

RELATED ARTICLES

Activities

Family activities

How To Create An Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Are you looking for an exciting activity to entertain your friends, family, or even yourself on a rainy day or during a cozy night in? Look no further than an indoor scavenger hunt! This classic game is not only a fantastic way to pass the time but also encourages creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork.  Here’s a […]

Activities

Family activities

Super Bowl Snacks And Activities For Kids

The Super Bowl is not just about the game; it’s an event that brings families and friends together to enjoy good food, exciting entertainment, and, of course, football! However, it can be challenging to keep the kids entertained for hours during the game. With a bit of planning and creativity, you can make Super Bowl […]

Read More...

Campers

It’s Not Too Early To Start Looking At Summer Camps

Are you daydreaming about warmer weather and the adventures that summer brings? For many families, summer is not just a season of relaxation but also a time to plan enriching activities for children. And one of the most exciting opportunities that await youngsters during the summer months is attending a summer camp. While it may […]

Read More...

Education

Parents

What Should a Holistic Preschool Experience Look Like for Your Child?

Your child’s preschool education often lays the foundation for their future. Aside from preparing them to do well academically, their early education influences their cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development.  While conventional approaches to childhood education tend to focus on academic milestones, a holistic preschool experience—which has now become more popular among 21st-century parents—goes even […]

Read More...

Arts and crafts

Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate love and friendship than by creating adorable and heartfelt crafts? These easy Valentine’s Day crafts are perfect for kids of all ages!   Valentine’s Day Friendship Bracelets Materials needed: assorted colored beads, elastic cord, scissors, and clear nail polish or glue Instructions: […]

Read More...

HAPPY CAMPERS

Make & Fly Kites

Read More...

4 Hockey Skills To Practice With Or Without Skates

Read More...

5 Important Tips For Basketball Players

Read More...

Happy Camper Live Podcast Episode 11 With Photography Counselor Courtney Ortiz

Read More...

categories

Activities (189)

Arts and crafts (55)

Camp stories (11)

Camp traditions (20)

Campers (78)

Cooking (31)

Education (3)

Family activities (75)

Featured camps (12)

Gift Guides (11)

Music (9)

Outdoor adventure (28)

Parents (60)

Podcast (25)

School (13)

Science (9)

Sports (32)

STEM (5)

Water sports (1)