Rhythm and rhyme: Feel the rhythm

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By Jean Evansearly years consultant and author

Get into the beat and focus on the children’s responses to rhythm in different types of music

Feel the rhythm

1 Rhythm on a drum

Discover exciting African rhythms

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Development matters: are interested in others and their families (22-36 months); gain an awareness of the cultures and beliefs of others (40-60+ months).

Early learning goal: begin to know about their own cultures and beliefs and those of other people.

What you need

Group size: up to 12 children.

Sounds and images of African drums and people dancing nzingadance African drums Hope Education home-made drums such as baby food containers; coloured fabric.

What to do

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