Outdoor musical instruments let children enjoy the magic of music outdoors. They have the ability to stimulate many areas of development and enhance play experiences, whether educational or just for fun. Here are five significant benefits of integrating musical instruments into your school’s outdoor learning and play setting.
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. – Plato
Outdoor musical instruments are an excellent way for children to gain confidence and self-assurance. The growth of a child’s self-confidence is directly related to the development of social and interpersonal abilities. In the playground, a child’s innate creativity and curiosity are allowed to flourish, and a musical area can give them a space to express themselves socially as well as musically, encouraging others to play alongside them and boosting their confidence.
Making music can be a collaborative experience. Whether they are playing Drums or Xylo-Chimes, children will learn to encourage one another and work toward the same shared goal of rhythm and melody when they make music with others. Our outdoor musical instruments have enough space for numerous players to collaborate and make music together with the possibility of two instruments per unit- assisting in the creation of the best playground band!
Music is not only beneficial to the soul, but it is also beneficial to the body. Outdoor musical instruments stimulate children’s senses such as sight, sound, and touch, as well as muscle movement, encouraging full-body movement as they dance, drum, and groove to the beats they create. Playing outdoor musical instruments with beaters promotes fine motor skill development and boosts hand-eye coordination as children learn which element of the instrument to strike and create sound.
One of the best aspects of outdoor musical instruments is that they can be used by everyone, regardless of ability level. It’s important to provide all children with the opportunity to cooperate and have fun together, regardless of their needs or abilities. Children can enjoy making music at the playground anytime they feel like it because musical playground equipment doesn’t demand a specific skill level or age restriction.
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. Outdoor musical instruments can stimulate all developmental areas, and they can enhance children’s educational play and inspire creativity. The experience of playing music for an audience, whether it be a single person, or an entire class can spark a child’s imagination and turn the playground into a stage where they can rock to their heart’s content.
Robust, vibrant, and always fun, children can enjoy our range of musical instruments during playtime or lesson time! If you’re thinking about introducing some educational and fun elements into your playground, why not download a copy of our virtual ‘Playground Inspiration for Schools and Nurseries’ catalogue for plenty of playground inspiration.
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