Discover Countless Ways To Play
  • Ask the child to play all of the notes in order and tell you which are higher: the smaller keys or the larger keys.

  • Ask the child to read the letters at the bottom of each key (C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C). Explain that these are the notes of a scale (specifically, C Major).

  • Ask the child to play the lowest note (the red C) and highest note (the purple C). Explore more ways to experiment with different sounds: Ask him or her to play hard and soft, fast and slow, etc.

  • Clap a rhythm and ask the child to repeat it on the xylophone. Add to the challenge by changing the tone of each sound: For instance, pat your lap for low notes, clap hands for middle notes, and snap for high notes.