Feeling vibrations

“Kazoo” is a cool word and playing one is an easy way to ‘feel’ sound. Kids think so too, judging from the comments I hear from parents the day after their children bring home the kazoos they made in school.
Here’s one:
“My daughter took out the special “thing” she made when we got home from school. She put it to her mouth and hummed and showed me how to feel the ‘titation’ with her finger. Then she played with making different sounds—high, low, loud, soft—feeling the different ‘titations’. She was so excited to feel sound. Of course I had to feel it too, about 50 times!”
It’s so gratifying when children share what they’ve learned with their families. Read how to make vibrations with kazoos in April 2009 Science and Children The Early Years column.

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2 Responses to Feeling vibrations

  1. Gail says:

    Hello Peggy I am so pleased to have your blog in my reader. You present some cool options for early learning. As a kindergarten teacher who loves science, getting a fresh look at your ideas excites me and makes me enjoy my job more. Will definitely take a closer look at this “Feeling Vibrations” post. Since I ask the children to feel their lips and/or throat to make and “hear” sounds, this will fit right in. Gail

  2. Peggy Ashbrook says:

    Gail, thank you for your kind words. I look forward to reading more of your contributions here on The Early Years and on your class page–it will inform my teaching.

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