At the end of Term One, Mr Duncan from Child’s Play Music came and visited the Kindy children. With him he brought all of the instruments that he has made from recyclable goods. By far, the highlight was playing as an orchestra. During this experience we learnt to listen to each other and to watch the conductor, so we knew when to start and stop playing, when to be loud or quiet (forte and piano), when to get louder or softer (crescendo and diminuendo) or when to go fast or slow (allegro and adagio). Here is what some of the children had to say:
Tyra – I liked the drums.
Lizzie – I really liked the beautiful sounds we made.
Jack – I loved playing the thong-o-phone!
Grace M – I liked blowing in the balloon bassoon.