Continue the Rhythm
Recognize patterns of bricks, learn left to right reading direction, promote creativity with pattern completion.
Feel the bricks on the base plate. They are arranged in a rhythm.
Pick bricks to continue the rhythm.
How to prepare
1 base plate
12 bricks or more
Start a simple left to right pattern on the top left of the base plate with 4 bricks: i.e. one vertical brick - one horizontal - another vertical, one horizontal…
Place the rest of the bricks in the bowl.
Suggest setting the rhythm to music: e.g. a short sound for a vertical brick, a long sound for a horizontal one. Move your finger along the pattern and sing its song.
Change perspective: ask the child to start a new rhythm for you to complete.
Change the number of bricks.
Vary the pattern: space between the bricks; 2 bricks next to each other, 1 separate, 2 next to each other…; a mini tower of 2 bricks, 1 alone, a mini tower of 2…
Children will develop these holistic skills
- Use numbers to show a rank, a position: Build a suite identical to a proposed ordered suite
- Listen and empathize
- Reproduce and interpret a melodic and rhythmic model
- Develop bilateral hand use
- Plan and carry out routine or non-routine activities requiring multiple steps
Did you know?
Emotional, social, creative and physical skills are of equal value to cognitive skills; they must feature prominently in assessment.
This activity assists in development of the 5 holistic skills: cognitive, creative, emotional, physical and social.
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