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October is clock month. In a month, many of us will be attending to our clocks as we “fall back” an hour for daylight savings time. Three of my March 2011 post could be a source for sessions.

Intergenerational work has made me aware children having limited contact to grandfather clocks, wind up clocks, pocket watches, an hour-glass, an egg timer, and other “older” clocks. This is a great topic for an intergenerational group.

Gather images (or actual objects) of various clocks: cuckoo, grandfather, electronic, old-fashioned wrist watches. Also locate sound clips of various clocks. Here are some to get you started.

Image of Old Clock

Image of Ticking clock

Image of cuckoo – clock 3
Have some discussion around the listening.

  1. Is the sound steady?
  2. What did you hear?
  3. Do modern clocks tick like this?

My favorite instruments for these clock songs are wood sounds: rhythm sticks, woodblocks,castanets, clave, etc. They can make great accompaniments to songs such as: “My Grandfather’s Clock” and “Hickory Dickory Dock“.

What are your favorite clock songs? Please share it in the comment section!

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