Is piano practice time a “little bit” of a challenge sometimes? If it is, then this simple little “game” can help melt away resistance, and brighten practice time up a bit.
I thought of creating this game to help my 9 year-old son with his piano practice. Since he loves minecraft so much, why not tie it with piano somehow? You can of course use it to practice any musical instrument. Or you can use it anyway you think your child will enjoy. Some ideas include learning to count or to build shapes, if playing with preschoolers or kindergartners. Or just for fun with elementary children of any age!
Encourage creativity or suspense. My son loves to choose the type of block he gets. He’s keeping what he’s building a mystery, and loves making me guess. I’m allowed 3 guesses each time he gets a new block. I want to keep the game going so I guess all sorts of silly things like an umbrella, a sweater, or his ultimate favorite: a toilet! He laughs out loud and says: “How can this look like a toilet?” –”It kinda does!” I say seriously, and he can’t contain his excitement. Those moments alone are worth the game!
How to Use It
I give my son 1 block for each 10 minutes of practice. I keep the rules light so he continues to look forward for more blocks. He gets to build anything he wants. At 1 block at a time, building things can take a while. How slow or how fast you go though, is up to you and the child of course.
Hope you enjoy it too, and happy playing!
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Hi, my name is Patricia. My family is a bilingual homeschooling family living in Miami, Florida. Learning is my passion. That's why I love to share with you things to make learning easier, more fun and more enriching! Thank you for visiting!