As an early childhood teacher, the 8 inch rhythm sticks are perfect for my students little hands. As an education consultant, I recommend the 12 inch as a better fit for elementary aged students. Either size is the perfect tool for practicing many different rhythmic activities. I also love that there is one ridged and one smooth stick per set making them easy for my young students to identify; we can also explore the different sounds that are made by the various textures. -Jenny
Create music with your students by incorporating a multi-sensory approach with Basic Beat’s Rhythm Sticks. Including both a 12"ridged and an 8"smooth stick, they stimulate the sensations of sound, sight &; touch. Rubbing or tapping these rhythm sticks will help children develop skills in a wide range of areas including fine motor skills, rhythm, coordination, and body awareness.
Crafted from solid American hickory wood and covered in a natural finish, these rhythms sticks have no paint to chip or crack which keeps them looking good. You’ll also note that there may be slight color variation, since the manufacturing process uses the entire tree.
Included: Rigid Stick 12"and Smooth Stick 8” Wood: American Hickory Color: Color will vary based on variations in the wood
Please note: The musical instruments on our website and in our catalog are not toys. They are intended for use with adult supervision and are not for children under 3 years of age, unless otherwise indicated.
Actually, I don´t know how and when to use it. I bought it because is cheap and curious.
This is perfect for my older elementary students. They are developing better team building as we work on dynamics, coordination, and different rhythms.
Between two teaching positions, I have access to 55 pairs of these sticks. Only one has chipped, and it's just a small piece that's fallen off. My only complaint would be that the black "Basic Beat" logo is getting smeary after the sticks have been used quite a bit. That said, it's purely a cosmetic issue.