About Sound Children

Sound Children makes accessible and affordable music-making resources for babies and children up to age 5, all backed up by a complete guidance and support package for parents and teachers. The Sound Children approach is unique in that it's based on exploratory play and on children and grown-ups learning together. No prior music training is needed: the approach is completely intuitive and our Music Cards provide ideas and guidance for 25 educationally rich music sessions that will delight and transform all those taking part. Additional support, advice and video examples are freely available online.

Sound Children Music Kits have won 7 awards, including 2 Best Resource awards from Nursery World and Gold, Silver and Bronze awards from Practical Preschool.

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Sound Children is the Early Years division of Drums for Schools. Our warehouse is in Gunthorpe, near Nottingham and we make our instruments following Fair Trade principles in Bali, Indonesia.

The individuals who make Sound Children tick are:

  • Orly Zalel - mother, teacher and musician with a passion for helping new parents grow with their babies
  • annA rydeR - musician, teacher, singer/songwriter, catoonist and general creative all-rounder
  • Andy Gwatkin - musician and buck stopper
  • Hilary Harris - mother and general organiser in chief
  • Anna Ruddick - mother and expert marketer and communicator
  • Angela Gwatkin - mother and accountant,
  • Paul Gwatkin - golfer and logistics expert