This is best observed in the classroom. Have a talent show in the classroom or home. Let children pick a partner or perform alone. They can sing, dance or make up a song with an instrument. Observe the child’s rhythm, ability to make up a tune and move to the beat.
The adult is the announcer, calling the child’s name and what she will do. The child can emerge from behind a curtain or sheet after her name is announced. Some children will be shy and want to be partnered with a more outgoing child.
The child will attempt to imitate rhythms produced by others.
Encourage parents to have talent shows at home. This is a fun way for children to build self-confidence. Parents can also pick out emerging talents that can be nurtured.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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