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Clockwork Marching

Directions

In this activity, your child will march to a steady beat—a metronome is ideal, or you can clap your hands. Ask your child to march to the beat, swinging his arms wide and lifting his feet high for slow beats, short and low for faster beats. Try slowing down the beat and also making it faster. See how your child adjusts his or her marching to the tempo changes. When the beat stops, stop marching. Let your child create the rhythm while you march. Try marching together to a song with a strong drum beat. Then, stop marching while the song goes on and continue to clap the beat that you were walking to, then resume marching in time with the music. It's also fun to count the beats together, or count to ten and then start over.

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From 365 Days of Creative Play by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

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