Teaching Aids for Music (T.A.M.) is a new Canadian company specializing in innovative, interactive, and fun music teaching/learning tools for teachers and students. We design comprehensive hands-on products that help to consolidate and reinforce the student's comprehension of music concepts.
Little Hands on Rhythm
Little Hands on Rhythm is designed to facilitate the young music student's comprehension of rhythmic concepts by:
- Including all the rhythmic components necessary to explain rhythmic concepts
- Using large scale magnetic manipulatives that support hands-on learning
- Using a unique tri-fold magnetic board with graphics designed for teaching rhythm
- Converting abstract rhythmic concepts into concrete forms
- Making rhythmic reading accessible to students with diverse learning modalities
- Making rhythm fun and interactive for young students
112 MAGNETIC MANIPULATIVES:
|Time Signatures:||One 4/4, one 3/4, one 2/4|
|Basic Beats:||4 for each time signature|
|Beat Counters:||4 for each of numbers 1,2,3,4, 16 ‘+’ signs; 4 ‘='signs)|
|Notes:||4 whole notes, 8 half notes, 16 quarter notes, 16 barred eight notes.|
|Rests:||4 quarter rests, 4 half, 4 whole rests.|
|Bar Lines:||3 green bar lines and 1 black double bar line.|
Random Rhythm Card Set
Our new Random Rhythm card set is also now available! The card set presents new FUN and interactive ways for students and teachers to explore rhythm notation. With the Random Rhythm card set and the Little Hands On Rhythm primer kit, students can enjoy playing rhythm games that will enhance their rhythmic knowledge. There are Instruments of the Orchestra cards used as Wild cards which can also be used separately for 'listening games' where students can identify the instrument they hear on listening resources. And they can also identify which section of the orchestra the instrument belongs. Examples of card games and listening resources are listed on our website under Teacher Resources. Remember too....you can also create your own card games.
Random Rhythm card set includes:
- 32 numbered cards (1, 2, 3, 4)
- 20 instrument cards
- 3 instructional cards
"Using Little Hands On Rhythm in both my piano studio and in the classroom made the teaching of beat, pulse, rests, bar lines, and time signature easy and fun.
The kids loved the manipulatives and came up with their own ideas – such as composing right away. Some of my students refused to go home when their lesson time was up, because of the Little Hands On Rhythm activities.
The large size of the manipulatives is great for 'little hands' and the colour and presentation are beautiful. Little Hands On Rhythm is a great teaching aid that I will definitely incorporate in my practice."
CMTD from the National Conservatory of Music, Argentina, BFA York University, over 20 years teaching experiences in private practice, and group instruction at Montessori Schools in Toronto, Ontario.