1 year old

Old MacDonald Had a Farm Music Basket


Ivy has always loved singing, but at 20 months old she's reaching an age where she's starting to learn the words to songs, but still making up a few of her own!  So I made her a quick music basket to help her along while she sings Old MacDonald Had a Farm.

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I filled a basket with a collection of toy farm animals as well as some simple instruments. Then we just started to sing the song together, and I handed her a maraca to shake as we sang.  When it came time to choose an animal I would stop singing and let her choose one from the basket, then I would ask her to say which animal it was and what sound it made, then we kept singing the song until it was time to choose the next animal.  Ivy absolutely loved it, now I just have to find ways to make music baskets for more songs!

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  1. This is another great idea! As with the shapes, I also love this one! Finding ideas to engage younger children is not always easy. I'm constantly looking for ways to do that.
    I'm planning to adapt it to Spanish with my students. Once I do, I will share on my blog using your website as the originator of the concept!
    Thanks for sharing!


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