The xylophone (from the Greek words meaning, "wood" and "sound,") is a musical instrument where a set of wooden bars (and not fibreglass-reinforced plastic) are placed on a frame and struck with a hammer. The hammer is made with a wooden head. Each bar of the xylophone is tuned to a musical note so that the set of bars makes a musical scale. Some of these instruments have the frame and bars resting over a sound box which makes the sound louder.
The xylophone is a very ancient instrument which probably was first made in Asia. In Africa, something similar to a xylophone is called the marimba. Each bar of a marimba has a tubular resonator below it.
- Promotes creativity
- Boost cognitive skills and sensory development
- Develop gross and fine motor skills
- It teaches patience
- It encourages self-expression
- It could enhance kids body coordination
- Enhance musical-rhythmic intelligence
2 years and above