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Age 3 - 9
- Instruments 4
- Players 4
- L 35cm x W 35cm x H 60cm
- Stock: 19
We’re very proud to have won a Silver Award at the 2013 Practical Preschool Awards, scoring 88.5 out of a possible 100 points. You can see the judges comments by clicking on the review image in the first section below. The Teacher’s Kit is the perfect complement to the other Sound Children Kits and it’s also a magical add-on for settings that are lucky enough to have lots of good instruments already. The Kit contains a teacher-sized drum with beaters, a full set of 30 Music Cards and some rather unusual extras: stethoscopes, harmonicas, pingpong balls and wrapping paper. What are they for? You’ll be amazed once you start to use the Music Cards and see how much real learning can be sparked off by blurring the normal “musical” boundaries. N.B. 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. For 3 years and over.
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.
Please note that for reasons of stock availability we may need to make the occasional substitution of the more minor pack components. If so, we’ll always ensure suitability/equivalence and we’ll always clear any significant changes with you in advance.
How to Play
This kit came about because doing any activity with young children is always wider and more far-reaching than just the subject; itself – in this case music. Children don’t know about the boundaries we have made around the subjects and will move seamlessly between cutting something out, telling a story, playing with some water, using a musical instrument, dancing, painting and so on. If you approach music-making like this, you can encompass all kinds of interesting learning using sounds and listening as a focus. So – the Teacher’s Kit contains stethoscopes because they encourage children to listen and harmonicas because they encourage children to play an interesting melodic blowing instrument. However young children will use the stethoscopes to listen to the rain (on the window), to talk to each other, to listen to their eyelids fluttering and so on. And young children will use the harmonicas to talk to each other – especially outside – to dance around together, to put in their pockets and drawers, to draw round and so on. There are also lots of ping-pong balls – but why? Well if you look at annA rydeR’s Music Cards you’ll find an idea about playing drums and other instruments using the ping-pong balls. They are light and extremely bouncy and won’t hurt people. They are countable, findable, collectable, arrange-able and all the things children love! And the paper – there are lots of things you can do with large pieces of paper but one is found in annA rydeR’s Music Cards called Wrapping. it’s about wrapping up the instruments (or anything else) and offering them to children and seeing what happens; you’ll find that if you offer children without knowing the outcome, more stuff happens. For example one child who was reluctant to join in with the unwrapping and just watched from the side was eventually brought an instrument to unwrap by another child. Of course the Teacher’s Kit has a large drum so that you can lead some music-making as well! This kit is designed to inspire you to try out ideas which you can offer to children without knowing what might happen. You might be surprised and interested by what your children will do and discover. Click on the photo image below to see the comments of the Practical Preschool Award Judges.
We work with a small number of specialist logistic companies to deliver your order quickly and economically. The delivery method varies, depending on your location and the size of the order, as follows:
Orders up to 5kg – Courier 2 to 3 working day delivery. This would typically include books, smaller instruments, percussion baskets and djembes up to 40cm.
Orders over 5kg – Courier, next working day delivery. Most orders are sent this way.
Large orders – Pallet service, 3 to 5 working day delivery. Used for large orders and those with more fragile contents.
- Above timings are from dispatch date. Time from placing your order will usually be one or two days longer, depending on the order and destination.
- Delivery to offshore or Highland addresses may take longer and may cost more than to UK mainland addresses and we’ll quote and agree the costs with you in advance. Please note that in these cases it’s fine to go ahead and place your order, and there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you.
- For some destinations, where a courier service isn’t available, we may send by Royal Mail instead.
Orders weighing less than 1kg and not too bulky – Post Office Airmail. This would include books and smaller percussion instruments.
Orders weighing more than about 1kg and large orders – international courier or pallet service. We’ll obtain competitive quotes and agree these with you in advance.
Please note that it’s fine to go ahead and place your international order prior to confirming shipping costs, and that there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you. Payment for international orders, including shipping costs, is required before dispatch of the goods.
Please let us know straight away if anything arrives damaged or otherwise in a substandard condition and we’ll be happy to replace it, refund the cost or provide you with an alternative product to your satisfaction. Speed is of the essence here as most courier companies will only accept responsibility for damage in transit if the damage is reported within 24 hours of delivery.
In the event of damage, please take photographs, including any damage to the packaging, and email these to us ASAP.
Similarly, if an instrument develops a fault within 12 months of purchase in the course of normal use (though excluding fair wear and tear), please let us know, and we’ll replace it or refund the cost. It’s also very helpful for us to see photos of the issue as this gives us solid information for changing the design, the production method or the packing materials.
But please do contact us before returning any damaged or substandard items. Once we’ve approved their return, please send to: Drums for Schools Limited, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Burton Joyce NG14 5GL
We really appreciate your feedback in the case of faults (or if you think an instrument could be improved in any way) and we take all such feedback very seriously indeed.
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