Balamory's Copy Spencer

This game helps your child understand musical rhythms

This activity should take 15 mins

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Introduction

This game helps your child understand musical rhythms. Your child just has to watch Spencer play instruments in a sequence, and then copy him. The game starts with Spencer playing just one instrument. Then, after each correct answer, an additional instrument is played to create longer sequences.

How to extend the fun

You could make up your own musical sequence game. Grab some shakers, or make your own by putting some dried pasta into plastic pots. Raid the kitchen for a few saucepans and wooden spoons and away you go. Try some short, slow sequences to start with and then make them a bit longer and a bit faster.

How to make a magic moment

Play the Copy Spencer game together and have fun copying each sound with your voices, You could make a very high-pitched 'TING!' for the triangle and a very low-sounding 'DONG!' for the bell. You'll be sure to share a few giggles!

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