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Make a wind chime or mobile


Make a wind chime or mobile

What to do with this activity?

We humans love watching things that are always on the move, like firelight, water in a stream, clouds or mobiles. Mobiles (not mobile phones!) are decorative items that you hang up and that keep moving. We sometimes put a mobile above a cot to keep the baby interested. Mobiles are even better if they tinkle or ring in the wind - called wind chimes.

You can make a wind chime or mobile from whatever you have to hand - driftwood and shells from the beach, old keys, unused compact discs, bottle caps, beads or whatever you can find. 

Here's a simple wind chime you can make from old keys to start you off - instructions from PlayTalkRead.

Get some inspiration here from Woohome for other things you can use.

Hang whatever you make indoors near a window or door, or outdoors where it can move with the wind.  

  • Why am I doing this?

    Talking and listening helps your child build their language and thinking skills – this is a great foundation for them to learn more. Asking questions, finding out answers and looking up words together will help build your child’s vocabulary and knowledge of the world around them. 

  • How can I do more?

    Encourage your child to give their opinions and to ask questions about things they see around them. Help your child to make decisions by discussing their ideas. Check if your child understands different things they hear. Encourage your child to teach you new words and phrases they have learnt.

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