Shake Your Shakers! 4th Anniversary Promotion

Intellidance Egg Shakers

Intellidance® Egg Shakers are a favourite within my classes. When I first started teaching Intellidance®, they were the only musical instrument I had to work with; but, no one ever got bored of them. There are so many developmentally beneficial ways to use a set of egg shakers.

Multi-Sensory Experience

Egg shakers provide stimulation for all learning styles creating a multi-sensory experience. Auditory learners hear the pleasant sounds they make; visual learnings watch the bright colours; and kinesthetic learners move while using them. Observe your child while playing with egg shakers to determine which learning style he/she prefers. Knowing your child’s preference can help you support his/her learning needs.

 

Tummy Time Egg ShakersPromoting Tummy Time

Egg shakers can help create a tummy time environment that your baby will enjoy. When you play with the shakers during tummy time, you’re providing interaction for your baby. Therefore, you are helping to create a positive association with tummy time and increase his/her independence while on his/her tummy. You’re turning tummy time into play time!

 

 

 

 

Eye Tracking

Shakers are a great way to support your baby’s eye tracking ability. The shaking noise captures your baby’s interest causing him/her to follow the shaker with his/her eyes. Use side to side, and up and down movements with babies between 0-4 months. Then as he/she gets older, make your movements faster. You can also incorporate lots of language into your egg shaker play by talking about high/low, fast/slow, left/right, etc.

 

IntelliSHAKERSRhythmic Play

Your child’s most sensitive nerve endings are in his/her feet, hands, and the tip of the head. By tapping an egg shaker on these areas, you are helping your child develop a sense of beat awareness. Play different types of music for your child while doing this to nurture your child’s rhythm development.

 

Action Songs

Older children between 2-5 years will love incorporating egg shakers into the action songs they sing and dance to. Get a multi-sensory experience by singing Head, Shoulders, Knee and Toes while using your shakers. Or, shake, dance and play to these two favourites, “No More Monkeys” and “Tingalayo”

 

PROMOTION

Since I started my first days teaching Intellidance® with egg shakers, I thought the best way to celebrate my four year anniversary would be with a promotion. From now until September 30th, 2016, when you register in an Intellidance® Calgary fall session, you can receive a set of Intellidance® Egg Shakers (colours to be chosen at random by Intellidance® Calgary).

To receive the promotion, be sure to add an additional comment in your registration that you saw this post. Then, you’ll receive your egg shakers on your first day of class!

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  1. Joan on September 19, 2016 at 10:49 pm Reply

    Congratulations on your 4th year of Intellidance. I remember when my 2 year old granddaughter and I tried to follow the beat with our shakers in class, and the parachute (my favorite group activity) where the kids ran in and out. All the dances and rhymes that my grandchildren helped me to learn so we could have fun together. Now, when my grand-nephew comes over I sing “Grand old Duke of York,” Itsy Bitsy Spider,” and others that I know. I have learned much in the last four years as well and hope to keep on having fun and learning from you so that my grandchildren and I can can play games like “No More Monkeys.”

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