Product Code: SC-tk

Teacher’s Kit

£157.00 exc VAT

  • EYFS
  • KS1
  • KS2
  • SEND

Age 3 - 9

  • Instruments 4
  • Players 4
  • L 35cm x W 35cm x H 60cm
  • Stock: 19
Full Teaching Support Included
Sound Children
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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.

Product Information

What's included

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.

Included are:

  • annA rydeR’s Music Cards – set of 30 x 1
  • Cotton Bag – Medium – DfS x 1
  • Dundun Beater – Early Years x 3
  • Good Practice Guide x 1
  • Harmonica (Mouth Organ) in C x 3
  • Kenkeni – 14in diameter, 40cm high, bamboo x 1
  • Paper – brown (50 sheets) x 1
  • Paper – white (50 sheets) x 1
  • Ping Pong Balls x 100 x 1
  • Stethoscope x 3

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.

Delivery

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:

UK Locations

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.

Very bulky orders – Pallet service, 3 to 5 working day delivery. Used for very big orders and those with more fragile contents.

Please note:

  1. Above timings are from dispatch date.
  2. 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.
  3. In some cases, where courier service isn’t available, we may need to send by Royal Mail instead.

International Locations

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 very bulky 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 and that there’s no commitment on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you.

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The children absolutely love the equipment

Jemma Smith
Kidsplay Childcare

Our students have enjoyed your instruments a lot. Thank you very much.

Cheryl Chia
BrainFit Studio

Our happiness with delivery, cost and the overall experience has prompted us to place another order and so we are very happy campers! Keep up the good work.

Kit Lewis
CrackerJacks Day Nursery

Just a quick note to thank you for sorting our order so efficiently – we are really impressed with the resources having unpacked them and the staff are just itching to get them into their rooms. We are going to have fun over the summer!

Steve Doubtfire
Smarties Day Nursery
  • Overall Winner "All Other Resources" 2016 Primary Teacher Awards GOLD
  • 2016 Practical Pre-School Awards GOLD
  • Nursery World Awards Winner 2010
  • SEADOM Southeast Asia Directors of Music
  • Sound Sense The voice of community music
  • SAME Scottish Association for Music Education
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  • MMA Music Teaching Professionals
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  • ISME International Society for Music Education
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