Rhythm and Beat
The children explored beat and rhythm. We practiced the song "Hot, Cross Buns" to help us hear the difference between the two. The children listened carefully as I first clapped the beat of the song and then the rhythm. They noticed the difference between the two and they described beat as something that sounds "same"and that the rhythm changed sometimes fast and sometimes slow. We thought of different ways to tap the song using our body parts. Then we practiced the song using an idiograph.