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lycra and music

Discussion in 'Primary' started by sparklepig2002, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    hello
    does anyone use lycra in their music lessons? Could anyone give me any ideas on how it can be used.
    thanks
     
  2. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Errrmmm...
     
  3. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    We did the Jabadao training a few years ago the simplist activity involves the children sitting in a circle each holding onto the lycra with one hand stretching it tight and using the other hand to hit the lycra for rhythm and copying a pattern or passing the rhythm around the circle
    There are some CDs but you can download from Amazon
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stretchy-Lycra/dp/B003BC581K
    http://www.jabadao.org/?p=lycras
     
  4. kittenmittens

    kittenmittens New commenter

    Sounds good- where do you buy the lycra? I've also come across this at a baby sensory class with my dauhgter whilst on maternity leave, the mums held on to the sheet of lycra around the circle with babies on our laps and bounced toy monkeys on top of the sheet, then sang 'five little monkeys bouncing on the bed' and one was removed at the end of each verse. I've also seen it used with ball pit balls on top to bounce them around.
     
  5. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    thank you
    lycra can also be bought on the mes direct website

     
  6. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    Lycra is usually cheaper if you check out markets
     
  7. greta444

    greta444 New commenter

    It depends on how much bending I expect to be doing!
     
  8. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    what size piece would you recommend for use with 30 children?
     
  9. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    If you look at the Jabadao site it gives sizes for their lycra - ours is roughly a metre and a half square and is big enough for a full class but different shapes are available for different activities
     
  10. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    thank you - that is a very useful site.
    enjoy the rest of the holidays!
     

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