Little Hands Basket - 15 Instruments

A fabulous collection of 15 tactile musical instruments specially designed for Early Years settings. The instruments are all made from natural, sustainable materials and produce a very wide range of different sounds. These are proper musical instruments, not plastic toys, and will delight and stimulate the youngest of young musicians and we think you'll find them hard to resist too. The collection comes with a 16 page Activity Guide, written for non-musicians and full of practical and creative musical activities for young children.

1+ Years
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SC-lhb15 £81.43   £57.00

A great success, thank you; adults as well as children wanted to use the instruments
Vicar, Hutton Rudby Church
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More about the Little Hands Basket - 15 Instruments

All the instruments are "pick up and play " - they don't really need any instruction.
The basket comes complete with a copy of our brilliant Activity Guide, 16 pages of practical and creative musical activities for developing well-balanced young musicians. The Guide has been written especially for non-musicians ad is in three main sections: Exploring Sounds, Making Music and Using the Instruments to Improve Learning. It covers amongst other topics:
Creating Sounds
Sorting Sounds
Talking Sounds
Playing Pictures
Exporing & Building with Rhythms
What Animal is That?
Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales
Mixing Rhythms
and the final section shows how music and rhythm can tansform other fields of learning, from counting to phonetics, making them easy and fun to learn.

What's included


Squeezer shaker, Heart shaker, Drumscrapershaker (multifunction), Mini wind chime, mini drum 12cm, Animal Clacker, Bamboo mini shaker, Egg on stick 5cm, Egg on stick 7cm, Bento mini shaker, Kenari mini shaker, Caxixi shaker, One bar Meditation Chime, 5cm egg shaker, Jingle Ball, Pink music bracelet, 16 page Activity Guide, Bamboo Basket


Depending on stock we may occasionally need to make changes to the above list, but we'll always guarantee quality and value.

What goes well with the Little Hands Basket - 15 Instruments

All of the "Little Hands " instruments sound well played together but you can have fun experimenting with different subsets of sounds. Try starting a rhythm with one instrument and then add new rhythms on top, one by one. Or start by "sorting " the sounds into high, medium, low or hard and soft (how else can you sort sounds - see the activity in the Activity Guide) and then try combining sounds using instruments from within one group and compare this with combining sounds from each of the groups. There are so many possibilities and they all produce different results.

How the Little Hands Basket - 15 Instruments is made

All our instruments, and the baskets, are made in Bali using natural and local materials. Most are made to our designs in local villages where they create a useful source of income for families and a low stress, clean and safe type of work.
The beautiful and sturdy baskets are woven by hand from bamboo fibres and are traditionally used by Balinese artists, musicians and dancers for carrying their costumes and materials.

How to look after the Little Hands Basket - 15 Instruments

None of the instruments need any special maintenance. Just be careful not to let the basket and contents get damp and don't put it on radiator or anywhere too hot. The instruments are tough but they're still instruments and need to be treated with respect and smaller children should have some supervision.