Chromanote Desk Bells and Songbook Giveaway

Chromanotes Desk Bells and Songbook Giveaway

Chromanotes Desk Bells and Songbook Giveaway
Co-Sponsored by Preschool Prodigies

I am so excited about this giveaway because of the opportunity to collaborate with a colleague of mine in the music business, Mr. Rob from Preschool Prodigies.  Mr. Rob is a professional percussionist who has created an entire year's curriculum for preschoolers based around the Chromanote desk bells.  Today's giveaway features Preschool Prodigies' brand new songbook AND a set of Chromanote desk bells, together valued at over $70!

The Chromanotes Desk Bells Advantage

percussion instrument

When I first envisioned doing a hand-bell giveaway, I envisioned something like the bells on the left, which are quite common.  They are fun to play and run at about $33 on Amazon.

However, as our collaborative giveaway drew closer, I noticed that Mr. Rob's handbells were different.  Instead of long handles, they are more like the attention-grabbing desk bells you might ring at a store to get a clerk's attention.  They have a button on top.  At first I wondered if the first bells would be just as good, but the more I thought about it, the more I knew Mr. Rob was on to something.

First of all, the desk bells are much easier for one child to play.  The handled bells are often played by an ensemble for good reason- it's hard to be picking up and putting down bells while you are playing a song!  Add to that the confusion of putting the bell back down in the same place every time, and the desk bell's ability to remain stationary make them a clear winner.  They are also an all-around higher quality instrument.  Learn why Mr. Rob also thinks that the chromanote desk bells are the #1 musical instrument for young children.

Preschool Prodigies has a new Songbook!

percussion instrument

Now that we've found a great instrument for budding musicians, how about some music for them to play?  "My First Songbook" is a great place to start, and here's a few reasons that stood out to me:

  • There is large font.  As an early-learning mom, one of the first things I learned about teaching tiny children to read is the importance of finding text that isn't too tiny.  So many children's books were designed for an adult to read to children.  In a full-spread picture book there will be small print in a top or bottom corner.  Children's eyes will not be drawn to the text in this case.  However, if the font is large and the adult points to the words as the book is read, young children will naturally be taught how to read during story time.  While this takes engagement from the adult, the other big take-away is that larger font is very important for younger children.  This book nails it.
  • There is pre-reading contained on a staff.  This is similar to the techniques I learned for teaching staff reading to children in the Kodaly method.  The songs in this book are not on a five-line staff, but only use as many lines as the song requires.  This allows for larger notes as well as better demonstrating how the notes interact with the staff.  It's easier to see what is happening.  I like how the book shows a portion of the treble clef, so this aspect of music reading hasn't been left out.
  • By using the Chromanotes colors, the songbook is also compatible with Boomwhackers!  These colors are also very similar to the rainbow+pink colors used on our website and Little Musician, making all of these products quite compatible with each other.

Enter the giveaway below, then scroll down to learn more.  The entry option second down is Preschool Prodigies' mailing list.  This giveaway ends Friday at NOON (not midnight), 3/25 MST.

These particular bells can be tricky to find. 
Check them out over at Preschool Prodigies! 
(Special Pricing through March 24th)

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Discussion 62 comments

Carmen Rudnick - March 18, 2016 Reply

This is a very cool giveaway! I would love teaching my son how to use them and watching him enjoy playing πŸ™‚

Anne Perry - March 18, 2016 Reply

I love the bells.

Gina Ferrell - March 18, 2016 Reply

I love the color of the bells and my daughter would have a blast learning and playing with these bells.

Pamela - March 18, 2016 Reply

What a great giveaway. Our little guy loves making music, and would have such a good time with these bells!

Bethany - March 18, 2016 Reply

Music is such a vital part of our world and being a family of musicians. We would love to use these to teach our children sounds with theses bells. Thanks for chance.

Tristen Dorough - March 18, 2016 Reply

These look like such fun!

Tara - March 18, 2016 Reply

These are beautiful! I love the concept of the desk bells! My daughter, who is now six, loves music and musical instruments! Her sister plays the trumpet and her father plays the guitar, bass and drums, so she comes from a musical family!!

    Tamsyn Spackman - March 18, 2016 Reply

    Sounds like a lot of fun at your house!

Nancy - March 18, 2016 Reply

This set would be a lovely addition to our learning materials!

Piano64 - March 18, 2016 Reply

These desk bells look like a great way to help students with disabilities engage in a music lesson. All other children will love them, too!

    Tamsyn Spackman - March 18, 2016 Reply

    Great point! Many of the things that work best for preschoolers are also ideal for students with disabilities. πŸ™‚

Kaysha - March 18, 2016 Reply

What an awesome giveaway! I know my son would have a blast with these!

Bethany - March 18, 2016 Reply

Fun for home and teaching!

Kristyn - March 18, 2016 Reply

I would love to have these for my daycare! I know the kids would just love creating music!

Brandy Sharpe - March 18, 2016 Reply

My little guy loves music, he always has and would love stuff like this!!

ABCRemix - March 18, 2016 Reply

This is awesome!

Deborah - March 18, 2016 Reply

I love the bells! I have been teaching with all forms of bells for over 20 years and these bells are so easy for little ones to use.

    Tamsyn Spackman - March 19, 2016 Reply

    How cool! There really are a lot of different bell-types out there. I like these ones a lot too.

April - March 18, 2016 Reply

I love the bells! The desk bells are perfect for little hands!

Sarah - March 18, 2016 Reply

These bells look amazing! The children in my music classes would have a ball playing the songs from your book with them! Such a wonderful resource!

LadyD - March 18, 2016 Reply

My preschool and beginner students would love to make music with bells. Such a wonderful giveaway, thank you!

Barbara - March 18, 2016 Reply

The bells would be an exciting addition to my music studio for my younger students!

Katie York - March 18, 2016 Reply

My daughter loves these bells and the online videos!

Rebecca - March 18, 2016 Reply

I would love this set! I actually ordered the hand bells a year or two ago after seeing your initial lessons. But it was hard to do with them, these seem so much easier! These would never collect dust! I could have my kids use them and bring them into work and let the students use them too!

Marci M - March 18, 2016 Reply

I Am Loving using This with my Primary Level Music Students! We Sure could ue a set of Bells to go with our boomwhackers!

Erin - March 18, 2016 Reply

We love preschool prodigies

Nicole Lancaster - March 18, 2016 Reply

I would love to have these The Chromanotes Desk Bells and Songbook to use in Pre-K classroom.

Paulette Hanchett - March 18, 2016 Reply

These would be lots of fun!

Laura - March 18, 2016 Reply

Oh these would be so perfect. I love to use music to teach, as the kids have so much fun and they are learning at the same time!

Lois O'Brien - March 19, 2016 Reply

These look really fun!

Cristi - March 19, 2016 Reply

I would love to try these bells! Thanks for the great giveaway!

lelask - March 19, 2016 Reply

These just look like so much musical fun! Thank you for the giveaway!!!

Meredith - March 19, 2016 Reply

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Stacy - March 19, 2016 Reply

What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

Marina la Grange - March 19, 2016 Reply

Cool competition! My kids LOVE the Playground.

heather walborn - March 19, 2016 Reply

This is great! We love music in our house & this would be great for both my boys to get an early start on it πŸ™‚

Fiona N - March 19, 2016 Reply

These Desk Bell Set and β€œMy First Songbook” look so much fun. I would love to win and play them with my son
Thank You for the chance

Natalie - March 19, 2016 Reply

Very nice! You are reading my mind πŸ™‚ I was about to suggest those for a give-away, I think any kids would love those!

    Tamsyn Spackman - March 20, 2016 Reply

    They say great minds think alike. πŸ˜‰

Leela - March 19, 2016 Reply

Those are such cute bells.

Susan D Genna - March 20, 2016 Reply

Music is so important to learn. I have a daughter that I am trying to teach music to. She understands some of it, but, she would rather listen to Disney tunes rather than instruments. These bells and a guide to learning music would be a God send to this household. I think more hands on type of learning would be better for her than just looking a pictures and hearing the sounds on her tablet. Thank you for introducing this avenue to me and my family!

    Tamsyn Spackman - March 20, 2016 Reply

    If she loves Disney, maybe you could get her an easy Disney songbook? It might be motivating for her to learn a Disney song on an instrument. I still remember when my parents bought me a Little Mermaid book and it was so much more exciting to me than the regular lesson book. I agree, hands-on learning is definitely a plus. Good luck!

Jessie - March 20, 2016 Reply

Boomwhackers!Bells!Rhymes! We love all these and will be happy if we can grab it. πŸ™‚ Holistic Music Learnimg Experience!

Michelle J. - March 21, 2016 Reply

This would be awesome!

aimee place - March 21, 2016 Reply

This is great. My kids love music and this would be an awesome way to teach them.

Cyndi - March 21, 2016 Reply

I’m always looking for ways to expand my music library! These would be a great addition!

Christina - March 21, 2016 Reply

This is a great giveaway, I can’t wait to start introducing my baby to musical instruments.

Kris B. - March 22, 2016 Reply

This is wonderful my children would love it! Thank you

Sally Smith - March 23, 2016 Reply

I am loving the digital copy of the songbook. Highly recomend the Preschoollayground

Michelle P - March 23, 2016 Reply

These look amazing! I have 2 music loving kids who would love to learn with these!

sharon b - March 23, 2016 Reply

These look great. I love the music book it comes with to learn how to play them. the colors are so vibrant.

Annette F - March 23, 2016 Reply

My little guy loves music, and I think he would really enjoy these bells! I’d love a set πŸ™‚

Werna - March 23, 2016 Reply

So excited that i discovered these bells and the program, have a 5year old Aspie son that is obsessed with classical music and these will be so great to have in his room for him to try out each new piece he gets stuck into

Mandie Genore-Bak - March 24, 2016 Reply

We would be ecstatic to win this set! Keeping our fingers crossed! I have been wanting to order the desk bells, boom whackers, and song book since I was told about Preschool Prodigies a few weeks ago. Thank you for the opportunity to win!!

Jacqueline Lukaszewicz - March 24, 2016 Reply

Would love to get this set for our grandson. He loves music and our son Alex loves these bells!

Jessica - March 24, 2016 Reply

Had my eye on PsP for quite a while! We’re loving your free content but are wanting to have more fun musical experiences!

Emi - March 24, 2016 Reply

This would be great for beginning music instruction.

Meaghan - March 24, 2016 Reply

my boys would get a lot of use out of this!

Coral - March 24, 2016 Reply

Oh, I’m so excited to have seen a review on these bells! We got a set of “long handle” bells like you talked about for Christmas, and while they’re fun, they’re a bit too hard for my kid (mostly preschoolers still) to coordinate together to play a song. These are the perfect solution!!!

    Tamsyn Spackman - March 24, 2016 Reply

    Yeah, I think the hand bells are awesome, just for an older crowd. I have seen them used at Christmas time in choral settings and they’re really neat for that, but these are better for preschoolers. I’ll be buying a set myself sooner than later. (Can’t enter my own giveaway, lol!)

TmT - March 25, 2016 Reply

These are so cool, sign us up! I’d love to let my kids explore with these, as well as a few other little ones in our lives. πŸ™‚

Anelw4 - March 25, 2016 Reply

Thanks so much for the chance to win these awesome bells and sing book! I’d be thrilled if I won them for our son! I messed up on the RC widget, and put my IG username under the Pintrest entry slot, is there any way to fix this? Thank you! πŸ™‚

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