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Chicken Clicking

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Description
Great fun and really easy to play - just hold by the handle and let the ball dangle freely. The movement of the ball pulls the strings, making the chickens hit their beaks on the wooden platform.

 

N.B. For Early Years settings please note:

A. Our products are musical instruments, not toys, and should always be used under the supervision of responsible educationalists and carers and not left with children under 3 years of age to play with by themselves.

B. Please follow the simple “Good Practice” guidelines set out in the "Traditionally" section below.

 

For SEN settings: please put a note with your order to indicate that it's needed for an SEN setting, so that we know to include the relevant materials.

 

 

How it's Played
Hold by the handle and let the ball hang down while moving the instrument gently in a circular motion. The chickens make the sound themselves by clacking onto the 'plate'.
Traditionally

Good Practice Guide

Early Years Musical Instruments & Music Kits

 

Please always remember that Sound Children and Drums for Schools Early Years products are musical instruments and NOT toys and should be used with young children only under the close supervision of responsible educationalists and carers. By following these simple guidelines you will ensure the children’s learning, development and enjoyment of playing music, as well as their safety.

 

  1. Bring the instruments out just for music sessions, and put them away afterwards (the children will love to help!). This keeps the instruments “special” and it avoids any risk of them being damaged in the course of unsupervised play, without your realising it.

 

  1. Make sure your music sessions take place on a soft surface, whether inside or out. 

 

  1. By your own example encourage the children to treat the little instruments as we treat full size orchestral instruments - with sensitivity, gentleness and care. 

 

  1. Never allow children to play with any instrument unless closely supervised and don’t let any child suck or bite any part of any instrument.

 

  1. Don’t let a child of any age play any musical instrument aggressively, especially close the ear, as we must take care to avoid any risk to their hearing.

 

  1. After each music session, wipe down the instruments with a damp cloth if they’re grubby (fine to use a mild disinfectant solution) and check for any loose parts (tug on any strings) or cracks. If in any doubt, remove a damaged instrument from use and contact us for further advice (sending us a photo is a good start).

 

Click to download this Good Practice Guide

Any questions? Email care@drumsforschools.co.uk

 
 
 
 
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