helping children develop creative thinking


Why does it have a hole?

Posted by teachcreativity on April 3, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Every time I bring in the tambourines, it seems like someone asks why there's a hole in the side. I tell them what I think is the right answer, that it's for hanging the tambourine up on a hook if there's room in your classroom. But it always makes me think - kids ask all kinds of questions about the instruments, and they don't realize which questions are "relevant" musically or not (is size relevant? Color? Shape?) and we have to be careful not to brush off or dismiss the questions that don't seem interesting to us or relevant to the lesson plan - they're all good questions.

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