Toddlers love to bang on pots and pans so why not give them a whole alligator band? Kids loved the variation of playing the xylophone, banging the drum, clanging the cymbal, and running over the washboard with the clever mallets that look like eyeballs on the ends. Kids can experiment with the beat and different sounds of the instruments, building listening and discrimination skills. Since kids learn to imitate gestures before sounds and words, this Musical Gator is perfect for playing a little game of follow the leader while building skills essential for language learning! Tap two times on the drum and hand the mallet to your toddler, waiting for his response. Then follow his lead to imitate what he bangs next, engaging in your own learning game!
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Erika O. Cardamone, MS, CCC-SLP