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.
- Time Songs for Older Adults Songs about time & clocks for older adults
- Time Songs for Children Time & clock songs along with a few story books for children
- Time to Spring Forward (contains songs for adults about time)
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.
- Is the sound steady?
- What did you hear?
- 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!