Materials and Homemade Instruments
This can be made from 1/4 inch plywood large enough to hold the alto xylophone and at the correct height for the teacher to sit on a chair and hold infants as they play and listen to the sounds of the insturments
The soft leather ball pictured is available in various toy stores and can often be found in book stores or other stores such as souvenir stores - often in airports..
This instrument can be made from margarine or ice cream containers. Local stores who discard these bigger tubs may be a source for these. Decals of frogs or other animals decorate them and make them unique.
The mouse used in the song "Pussy Cat" is readily found in toy stores. It should be small enough and soft enough for the youngest babies to grip.
The book basket contains colourful board books that children of all ages can hold and enjoy without danger of ripping the pages.
This homemade spider is made of soft leather and cloth and is very touchable by infants who enjoy the "Eency Weency Spider" Song.
This card is made from computer generated or other pictures of ducks and are placed on the card for left to right tracking as the children count them. The card is laminated for durability.
This "beanie baby" dog is available in toy stores and can be put on the shoulder of the youngest and the adults in the class.
Some of the materials used in the baby/toddler class can be made at home or found at your local store.
The suggestions on this page are for materials that may be made by the teacher or parent at home or found at local suppliers.