The Value of Musical Instruments for Babies and Toddlers

What Can Puddle Lane Play?

Listen closely and you may hear the melodies and sounds coming from our children’s nursery in Renfrewshire.

Tremendous fun was had as we experimented with different musical instruments. The little ones made some music as they put together a melody with a chime, a bang, a shake and a tap.

The benefits of musical instruments for babies and toddlers

  • Develop gross motor skills through strumming a ukulele and banging cymbals.
  • Gain an understanding of the senses and hear the different noises an instrument can make. A light tap can make the cymbals chime whereas a mighty crash creates a bang.
  • Enhanced hand-eye coordination can be a result of playing musical instruments.

Children learn through play

With up to 1,140 funded hours for 3-year-olds and above, there’s plenty of time to fill with play to help children learn and thrive. Experimenting with musical instruments is only one of many experiences. Find out more about our areas and free-flowing playrooms designed for each age and stage of the children to whom it belongs.