This is an interesting article Why aren't there more musical instruments in children's books? in the Guardian.
So, do we have musical instruments in our books? Of course we do!
We have Hoot the Tooting Newt with his beautiful golden flute, Snoot the Coot who plays the lute and even a fruit bat who plays the drums.
Then there's Jacqueline the Black Alpaca who plays a great pair of bright red maracas!
And the article certainly got me thinking about the importance of rhythm in the development of language and literacy. Rhythm provides a key link in the enagement of children with reading.
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