After encouraging Norville to practice his singing, it's up to Clifford to find a way to tell his friend his constant singing is inconsiderate.

Clifford's Idea to Grow On: Have Respect & Be a Good FriendClifford's Ideas to Grow On: Have Respect &
             Be a Good Friend

Through personal relationships, children learn empathy, understanding, tolerance, compromise, and other skills needed for growing healthy friendships. The following activities nurture:

  • music and art appreciation and performance skills
  • physical and motor skills
  • cognitive skills

Instrumental Fun for Friends!Instrumental Fun for Friends!

Use these ideas to create homemade instruments for some simple musical fun:

  • Punch holes in bottle caps. String together on wire and begin shaking!
  • Run a pipe cleaner through an empty thread spool. Put a small bell on each end. Twist ends together for a finger-sized jingle bell.
  • Put two paper plates together, leaving an opening large enough to put dry beans in the opening. Close opening and shake-it-up with this fun tambourine.
  • Place beans, nuts, acorns, pennies, etc., into an empty coffee can or carton. Close opening securely. Shake, rattle, and roll!
  • Use sandpaper to make a raspy rhythm on an old piece of wood.
  • Don't forget that spoons and pans make for some awesome clanking fun!

Music for Friends to Grow On  Music for Friends to Grow On

Introduce your child to the world of music by:

  • Listening to many genres, or types, of music together
  • Visiting your local music supply retailer
  • Allowing your child to take music lessons
  • Encouraging participation in a children's music organization
  • Attending the symphony, local music festivals

Music for Everyone! Music for Everyone!

With a Group:
Invite local individuals to come and share about their musical background, instrument of choice and talents. Encourage children to ask questions. Then gather up some instruments or help children make homemade instruments for an impromptu session of musical expression!

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