Portia Dunkley, Teeny Violini teaches students about rhythm sticks.
The sticks are tapped together to make sounds and they have been known to help develop:
· Fine motor development and hand-eye coordination
· Language development and listening skills
· Rhythm, beat and tempo
· Encourage creative thinking and problem solving
· Early brain development
· Helps with directionality (up, down, forwards, backwards, etc.)
At Teeny Violini, rhythm sticks are an important part of our curriculum, because not only does it help keep our children engaged but, it is one step closer to developing the listening ear and coordination necessary for playing the violin.