Montessori Bells 1.1

Montessori Bells project is a program that teaches children to discriminate musical sounds.
Montessori Bells project is a program that teaches children to discriminate musical sounds.

It is an instrument for playing musical airs by ear.

The bells are also a musical instrument for children to play. Because the Montessori bells are a lovely and extremely expensive piece of equipment to buy, we have made a software equivalent of the first few activities usually done with the bells.

We suggest that parents and teachers present and supervise the activities as they would the real bells. We think it will be worthwhile for adults to spend a bit of time familiarising themselves with our bells themselves before presenting them to a child, in order to avoid frustrating the child with any confusion.

We suggest that the bells be introduced at a stage when the child is showing interest in music or singing.

In our start mode, there are two rows of bells; the top row is white, the bottom row brown. Other than their colour, the two rows are identical.

Clicking on each bell in a row from left to right will produce the notes of the C major scale in ascending order. The bells cannot be moved in the start mode. The start mode can be returned to at any time by clicking on "Restart" at the bottom of the activity.

last updated on:
November 2nd, 2006, 7:05 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Lisia Grocott
homepage:
mbells.sourceforge.net
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Education

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