Not everyone always wants to join in with the singing but most will be happy to tap a drum to the beat or ting a triangle. Try to have a selection of items for people to choose - it makes good exercise for the upper body too.
Even people with mid-late stage dementia can enjoy banging a drum or shaking a couple of Cheerleader Pom Poms and can lead to better hand/eye coordination and better engagement with the musical activity. Why not team with our CD and Singalong Book sets to get everyone singing along to their favourites!
Our Percussion sets come in a variety of sizes and are perfect for group sessions. Why not give everone an instrument for each song and pass them around each time the music changes?
These fun Boomwhackers are musical tubes - each has a different colour and tone. Play by knocking onto your hand, body, table, floor or anywhere you like! A fun way to make music - try to play a recognised tune if you can e.g Happy Birthday or Jingle Bells. Made from hard wearing plastic, these will provide musical laughs for anyone. Ideal for music therapy sessions for older people in care homes and particularly good for anyone with a dementia.
This fun Hand Bell Instrument can be played with the fingers or the whole hand which makes it ideal for anyone seated. Each of the 8 tones is a different colour to make it easy to identify. With 8 song examples to follow, this instrument makes a fun musical activity for care home residents and enables anyone with a disability to make music. Musical activities appeal to people of all ages and abilities and are a good way to encourage anyone with a dementia to join in the fun. Why not mount it lower down on a wall to enable wheelchair users to enjoy it too?
Make music sessions fun with this bell set. Each bell has a different tone with a different colour and number for easy identification. Set comes with song sheet with 4 easy songs to follow.
Make a beautiful sound with our sleigh Bell stick, and not just at Christmas. 13 bells to shake and add a unique sound to any music sessions. Can be used for therapy sessions for older people with a dementia and enables people to add a simple rhythm to a favourite CD. Made from eco-friendly wood and metal.
Shake it all about with this fun set of tactile wooden maracas. Great for a group musical session in any care home or day centre. Why not use along with a singalong CD to shake along to the rhythm!
Run the ball stick around the inside for a unique percussion sound. Each strut will make a different sound so can also be tapped. Older people living with a dementia can enjoy the rhythm of tapping right unto the later stages of the disease. Makes a great addition to any care home.
Set of two tradition bongo drums to add rhythm to your music sessions. One drum has a high tone and one has low. Drumming is proven to help people living with a dementia to engage 'late into the disease because these activities do not require congnitive functioning for feelings of achievement'(Alzheimer's Foundation of America).
Add a tinkling sound to any musical activity with our Musical Triangle. Suitable for all abilities, this adds a sensory musical experience and enables everyone to join in. Gives a tactile feel when tapping the stick around the shape. Helps practise hand/eye coordination too. Can be played by anyone who has sight impairment also.
Set of 4 instruments to make a great sound, includes: hand bell shaker, rain shaker, mini xylophone and wooden sounding drum. Encourages individual expression and can help people living with a dementia with focus and rhythm.
10 musical items to shake, rattle, and beat. Includes tambourine, jingle stick, pair of maracas, triangle and beater, rhythm clapper and more. Ideal to practise fine motor skills and individual expression.
This quality trio of percussion instruments is a 'must' for any active music group. Includes wooden Xylophone, two Bongo drums(high and low sound) and Finger Cymbals. Encourages free expression and participation.
Vibrant and colourful wooden xylophone with twelve musical notes to join in with any musical activity. Comes with two wooden 19.5cm beaters. Makes a perfect addition for any music lover and the coloured slats allow for easy note identification.
Traditional wooden xylophone with two beaters to add fun to any music activity. Made from redwood, this attractive set is just perfect for creating rhythm and expression. Eight notes will enable a huge range of tunes to be played on this invaluable products.
Make singalong sessions extra fun with this inflatable microphone - ideal for parties or just mimicking Elvis etc. Made from wipe-clean plastic, this lightweight mic deflates easily for storage. 40cm.
Our Cheerleader Pom Pom set is just the thing to wave during a gentle fitness session. With one each of blue, red, green and yellow, the lightweight plastic streamers waft about and help to tone upper arms and bodies - especially useful for older people in care homes. People with later-stage dementia enjoy waving them during music singalong sessions too! Washable.
Bring a touch of fun to your fitness session with these colourful and lightweight pom poms. Easy grip handles attached to tinsel strands that will delight participants of all ages. *MULTIBUY OFFER.