Playgrounds are the perfect backdrop for music – especially for work with children in early intervention or special education settings.
The slow pace of the swing is regulating and fits beautifully with Row Row Row and made up swinging songs using the child’s name.
Steps up to the slide can be sung up the scale and paced according to a child ability.
Tunnels are perfect for singing Peek a Boo songs with high anticipation and dramatic pauses.
Tunnels and slides also make for wonderful drums.
Some playgrounds even have instruments (as shown in the photo).
Music is truly everywhere – so, next time you're at a playground give these handy little suggestions a go and watch your child's playground time become musical!