Our Play Space: Our Outdoor Music Space

A peek inside a reader’s play space…

My husband and I run a family home daycare and home school our 9-year old son. None of us are trained to play any musical instrument, but that doesn’t stop us from having a great time making music in the yard! Our outdoor music area is a favorite attraction for many of the children in our care. You can bang on the banging post, make thunder sounds with our thunder drum, jingle the tambourines, and test out a couple of different xylophones and chimes. Our joyful music can be heard for a couple of blocks!

You can find all kinds of photos and posts about our outdoor space on our blog, Child Central Station.

A great big thank you to Amy for sharing their outdoor music space, I especially love their huge xylophone, you can read the story of how they made it here.

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  1. Thank you for featuring our outdoor music area! It is currently covered in a bit of snow, but that won’t stop us from making music with the pieces that are still above the white stuff!

  2. Kate @ Puddles and Gumboots says:

    Oh that looks like so much fun! I love the giant chimes

  3. I love it, I would l0ve to do something like this too!

  4. That’s so neat. I would like to do something like that. How do you keep things from rusting and otherwise degrading? The blog link isn’t working for me:(

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