To help fight off the stir-crazy feeling we’re all experiencing while social distancing, we’ve got 10 Boredom Busting Activities to help parents and kids engage in fun and effective musical play at home!
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1. Free Solfege Hand Sign Poster
If you’re not familiar with the Curwen (Solfege) Hand Signs, these are a great free resource that music teacher use to make singing more engaging and fun.
2. Get a Good Beginner Instrument (Bells, Piano, Ukulele)
Voice + Hand-Signs
Prodigies combines singing Solfege (Do Re Mi etc) with simple hand-signs to make pitch development concrete, memorable & fun.
This way, you always have an instrument with you!
The hand-signs help to make the abstract idea of pitch more concrete and memorable.
Plus, by combining two hands with our voice, we’re activating multiple areas of the brain for more points of access to pitch.
Prodigies works wonderfully with Xylophones, Glockenspiels & other mallet percussion.
Mallets present more challenging alternative to the deskbells, which is good for kids ages 5+.
Add some colorful stickers for a more error-proof instrument.
You can also follow along with a piano, and we recommend color coding your keys with Chromanotes Stick Ons.
Note that Piano Prodigies IS NOT yet available, though the bell lessons are easily followed by piano as well.
Touch Sensitive Keys on Amazon
Colorful Stickers from Prodigies
Colorful Stickers on Amazon
3. Instrument Learning App (Prodigies, Simply Piano, Yousician)
Above is a screen grab from our Top 10 Secrets to Teaching Kids Music training session that will point you in the right direction app-wise.
4. Faber Piano Adventure Series
If you’re looking for a screen free approach to the learning the piano, we absolutely recommend the Faber Piano Adventure series. It’s easy to follow, fun and effective.
5. Carnatic Music Lessons on YouTube
In India, Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti becomes Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Da Ni. Learn more in this fun & interactive Carnatic Music Lessons
6. Portside Pirates from Barefoot Books
If you’ve not checked out the books and videos from Barefoot Books, above is one of our favorites!
Our daughter also really loves “Dump Truck Disco” from the same folks!
7. Nuryl & High Information Music
If you have infants or toddlers, definitely look into Nuryl, which lets kids experience High Information Music (which is basically the music-listening equivalent of eating your vegetables).
8. Activities for Teaching Your Kids to Sing In Tune
Looking to help your kids sing more in tune? Check out the blog article & activities below!
9. Top 10 Secrets to Teaching Kids Music (Training Video)
40 Minutes of our best music ed tips, free downloads & more (for parents & teachers).
10. Free Sheet Music Downloads
Download 4 free & colorful arrangements from our sheet music library
BONUS Free 52 Minute Video Collection from Prodigies
Sing, hand-sign & play with a dozen Prodigies Music lessons on YouTube!
Sing, hand-sign & play with Baby Shark
BONUS: Stars Wars Main Theme Music Lesson
Use to force to level up your musical skills while learning the Star Wars Theme & Imperial March
BONUS: 21 Day Free Trial to Over 500 Videos from Prodigies
Sing, sign & play with over 450 videos from Prodigies