Product Type: ELC Child Development
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Jingle all the way
ELC Jingle Bells
Member Name: Whizz11
ELC Jingle Bells
Advantages: Fun, cheap
My little girl and I go to a few different music classes and during these there is always an instrument section where the teacher gets out the instruments for all the kids to play with. These usually include little drums, shakers and the jingle bells. As such we have played quite a few different types of jingle bells and these are some of our favourites.
So what exactly is a jingle bell? According to an article I read, a jingle bell (or sleigh bell) is a type of bell which produces a distinctive 'jingle' sound, especially in large numbers. The simplest jingle bells are produced from a single piece of sheet metal bent into a roughlyspherical shape to contain a small ball bearing or short piece of metal rod. This method of production results in the classic two- or four-leaved shape.
So there you have it, now we know how they are produced. The Early Learning Centre jingle bells have three bells grouped together at the end of a handle. With three it makes a fairly loud sound without being too deafening and annoying when your child is shaking them right next to your ear!! I actually prefer the jingle bells that you find on a rounded handle that you can grip as I think you can hold onto them better this way but I guess this is the more traditional way to have jingle bells, on the end of a long stick.
The Early Learning Centre bells come on either a green, red or blue handle and cost £3 per bundle which is a cheap price for a fun instrument to start your kids love of music early. I also find they make nice little gifts at a kids party as well as one of my friends did the other year, not too costly and a nice gift to receive.
Summary: ELC jingle bells
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