Symphony Orchestra for Kids

January 8th, 2011 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi! It’s Saturday, January 8, 2011 and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
DSO Kids – Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Age Range: 4–12 (Grades PreK-6)

DSO Kids is the educational music site for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra located in Dallas, Texas. The site offers a wide variety of free music appreciation games and activities. You’ll find an introduction to famous composers and their music, a virtual tour of the symphony hall, lessons that teach you how to build your own instrument, practice tips for playing instruments, and the following interactive games:

•Time Machine – The goal of this game is to correctly place 42 composers into the time period in which they composed their music. Students learn music history and terminology.

*Beethoven’s Baseball – This trivia game is in baseball format where you and your team of five composers try to score the most runs. Each trivia question answered correctly advances the runner on base. Skills taught are musical history and terminology.

•Music Match – This is a memory style game that teaches note and symbol identification. There are three levels; beginner, intermediate and advanced.

•Picture Paint – This game lets you paint different musical objects such as a French horn, banjo, etc. Students learn music vocabulary.

There is also a great teacher resource section on the site that includes a huge database of archived music appreciation lesson plans for grades PreK-6 that you can download and print out for use at home. 

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