Young children love music. Clapping and counting sounds are the beginning of understanding rhythm. Here are some activities to try.
Skill: Copy and count temporal patterns and temporal sequences
Questions: Can you copy my clapping? Can you make a clapping pattern? Can we clap together? Can you count my claps? How many are there? Shall we clap and count together? Can we clap the same number of claps in a different pattern? Is that possible?
Skill: Use finger patterns to keep track of temporal patterns (like beats of a drum or jumps)
Questions: Can we use our fingers to help us count the claps?