30 Egg Shakers - painted

30 hand painted wooden eggs, each 7cm long and packed in their own natural cotton bag or palm leaf container and jam-packed with teaching support. The eggs are beautifully tactile and are hand made from sustainable mahogany. The expert teaching support includes Core Nursery Rhymes CD, a guide to using the eggs with the rhymes and 10 Eggtivity Cards, all designed to develop your children's language, counting, music and essential life skills. Further "eggtivities" will be emailed out to customers regularly, to ensure that the eggs support your children's language, counting, music and essential life skills development all through the year.

 

N.B. For Early Years settings please note:

A. Our products are musical instruments, not toys, and should always be used under the supervision of responsible educationalists and carers and not left with children under 3 years of age to play with by themselves.

B. Please follow the simple “Good Practice” guidelines set out in the "Traditionally" section below.

 

For SEN settings: please put a note with your order to indicate that it's needed for an SEN setting, so that we know to include the relevant materials.

 

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3+ Years
CodeRRPEdu Price
WP-egshp30 £52.86   £37.00

The children and staff are thoroughly enjoying using the Little Hands Starter Basket and the Egg Basket. All arrived in perfect condition.
Hipswell Village Kindergarten
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More about the 30 Egg Shakers - painted

This such a good idea and everyone loves collections of things. These eggs are enthralling for children and adults alike because they are so much more than just egg shakers. Children play them, arrange them, sort them, count them, give them out, collect them in, hide them, find them, role-play (mostly being chickens!) with them, tell stories using them, roll them, place them and more. The discoveries and explorations are endless. The eggs are also extremely 'danceable' meaning that children seem to want to move around while holding one in each hand. Children often like to take these eggs outside and move around or put them in their pockets.

What's included

Contents: 30 painted mahogany egg shakers in a cotton bag or palm basket (subect to availability). Core Nursery Rhymes CD Guide to using the eggs with the Core Nursery Rhymes 10 Eggtivity Cards, all designed to develop your children's language, counting, music and essential life skills. Further "eggtivities" will be emailed out to customers regularly, to ensure that the eggs support your children's language, counting, music and essential life skills development all through the year. N.B. For SEN settings we have additional teaching support (see photo to the left) -please put a note with your order to indicate that it's needed for an SEN setting, so that we know to include the relevant materials.

What goes well with the 30 Egg Shakers - painted

Egg shakers go very well with drums which is why we have made a kit called Drums n Eggs. The egg shakers are a good consistent rhythmic instrument and drums can provide a solid beat for them. The sounds of the shakers can cut through most drum sounds. The eggs will also go well with the Nursery Rhythm Kit because that kit is mainly made up of 'hitting' instruments of different types. If you want a larger variety of shakers to go with eggs, the Nursery Shaker kit has several other types of shakers which will go very well.

How the 30 Egg Shakers - painted is made

Good Practice Guide

Early Years Musical Instruments & Music Kits

 

Please always remember that Sound Children and Drums for Schools Early Years products are musical instruments and NOT toys and should be used with young children only under the close supervision of responsible educationalists and carers. By following these simple guidelines you will ensure the children’s learning, development and enjoyment of playing music, as well as their safety.

 

  1. Bring the instruments out just for music sessions, and put them away afterwards (the children will love to help!). This keeps the instruments “special” and it avoids any risk of them being damaged in the course of unsupervised play, without your realising it.

 

  1. Make sure your music sessions take place on a soft surface, whether inside or out. 

 

  1. By your own example encourage the children to treat the little instruments as we treat full size orchestral instruments - with sensitivity, gentleness and care. 

 

  1. Never allow children to play with any instrument unless closely supervised and don’t let any child suck or bite any part of any instrument.

 

  1. Don’t let a child of any age play any musical instrument aggressively, especially close the ear, as we must take care to avoid any risk to their hearing.

 

  1. After each music session, wipe down the instruments with a damp cloth if they’re grubby (fine to use a mild disinfectant solution) and check for any loose parts (tug on any strings) or cracks. If in any doubt, remove a damaged instrument from use and contact us for further advice (sending us a photo is a good start).

 

Click to download this Good Practice Guide

Any questions? Email care@drumsforschools.co.uk

How to look after the 30 Egg Shakers - painted

Encourage children to retrieve, count and put all the eggs back into the bag or basket, together with the cards after using them - It'll be less likely you'll lose or break any. Watch out for any splits in the surfaces of the eggs, especially if children have been quite physical with them or have dropped or thrown any. (Please try to dissuade throwing unless they are definitely going to catch them!) All is not lost if you have split egg - depending on the size of the split you can mend the egg with super glue (careful!) or electrical tape wrapped round and round the egg. Get the children involved in the mending to show that it's important to pay attention to breakages and not just throw things away. Children will get a lot out of discussing the damage and getting involved in ideas about mending. This is just another adventure with the eggs if it happens and it will provoke questions, ideas and comments.