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Everyone's Instrument: Rhythm Sticks!

Everyone's Instrument: Rhythm Sticks!

 By Kathryn Brunner, Founder of Musik at Home, LLC 


See bonus details below! Available for two days only, October 16-17. 

What's so special about two sticks? 

I'm so glad you asked! 

Children are wired to make music! 

While the voice is the first and foremost instrument everyone has access to inside, simple instruments in the hands of a child allow a new voice to shine through! 

Have you ever seen your little come alive when given the chance to bang on pots and pans? 

What exactly is happening in your child's mind at that moment? 

I have a few educated guesses. :-)

Like big bold fireworks happening all at once, in one rapid fire instant your child is thinking:

"What is this sound? What happens when I pound? What happens when I bang? Wow! I can make all kinds of noise! I can even make music!!! I love this!"

Or, it could be something like this:

"What do I do? It's so much freedom. You mean I can do anything I want with these pots and pans? I can build? I can make noise? What else could I do, Mom?"

Children naturally want to explore what we put in their hands. 

They also love to follow new ideas.

Playing rhythm sticks is much like playing with pots and pans!

Anyone can do it! 

Your imagination is your limit. 

When I put rhythm sticks in my hands, I show my little Love all the things they can do. Then, like magic, my child's imagination takes over! 

While tapping the steady beat with music playing, here are just a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing. 

Make letters!

Make a T

Make a V.

Make an L.

Make an X. 

Make tools!

Hammer, Drill, Saw, Sanding.

Make motions!

Build one stick on top of the other.

Swish one stick next to the other stick like skis.

Pretend to peel potatoes.

Put one stick on your neck/shoulder and use the other to play the violin.

Play the trombone by holding one stick to your mouth and moving the other below it up and down.

Use the stick like ores to row a boat. Fly the sticks like airplanes.

Pretend the sticks are jumping frogs.

Make a chomping alligator mouth!

Once I show my little a few ideas of what to do with rhythm sticks, I ask "What else could you do?"

This is when the real fun starts.

Your child no longer sees rhythm sticks. He sees an airplane, a skyscraper, a violin, a hammer, the letter T, a trombone, or a wildy jumping frog! 

What value does this bring? 

Playing with rhythm sticks builds musical skills. 

-It requires coordination to hold both sticks while exploring new ideas. 

-It requires motor skills to change from one motion to the next as well as to repeat a motion again and again. 

-It requires creativity and imagination to explore the many ways rhythm sticks make music! 

-Listening is required to hear and tap to the steady beat of the music playing in the background. 

-Feeling the beat of the music through the wooden sticks helps the beat resonate through a child's entire body. 

What are some ideas your child has? Share them in the comments below! 

We use rhythm sticks in every Musik at Home class. All you have to do is follow along with our imaginative, musical ideas! Grab your Musik at Home membership so you can start today. 

Coming up on October 16, you can get a set of Rhythm Sticks for FREE!

With the purchase of the 2019 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle during the flash sale, October 16-17 through my referral link, you can get the rhythm sticks shown here as a bonus for free ($6.99 Value. Shipping rates apply). 

Use this referral link to get your copy of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, October 16-17, 2019.  

To claim the bonus and all the other bonuses, send your Ultimate Homemaking Bundle order number or invoice to by October 20, 2019. 

If you already purchased the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle in May, you can grab this bonus by upgrading or reactivating your Musik at Home membership between October 7- October 17, 2019. If you're already on our annual plan, you can snag this bonus by making a purchase of at least $29 from the Musik at Home store by October 17, 2019. To be eligible to claim the bonus, Musik at Home upgrades and orders must be placed between October 7-17, 2019. You may claim this bonus starting October 16. The only bonus with restrictions is the bonus from Practice Monkeys (only customers who purchased the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle through my affiliate link last May are eligible to claim the Practice Monkeys bonus). To claim all the bonuses, send your Ultimate Homemaking Bundle order number or invoice from May 2019 to by October 20, 2019. Tell me which membership you joined or which Musik at Home product you ordered. Please also let me know if you purchased the bundle in May 2019 through my link. Happy Homemaking!


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