India has two major classical forms of music - Carnatic Music, from the southern peninsula of India and Hindustani Music from the northern, eastern and central regions. They share the seven notes or swaras - Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni. We talk about Raga and Tala - Melodies and Beats; and various instruments from India. Music has patterns and pattern awareness is linked to Math skills! Pattern Awareness is hidden in your activities as well - look out for a chance to use this skill when making the Ghungroos or adding the yellow strips to the Dhol!
TOKA JUNIOR BOOK PICK
Thakitta Tharikitta Bouncing Ball
Written by Jacob Samson Muttada, Illustrated by Ashok Rajagopalan
The pages of this book resound with the rhythm of dance as Abu's big red ball bounces in tune with the delightful illustrations. A wonderful read aloud for the little ones!
DIY Musical Ensemble
Explore Indian music by making your own musical ensemble of a Nadaswaram, Dhol and Ghungroos! Explore patterns in music and in your activity!
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