Thursday, April 26, 2018

Hobbies that Begin with "X" - Blogging from A to Z Challenge

During the 2018 Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I will be focusing on hobbies that I have introduced to my daughters to through their childhood and teen years. Some were done as part of homeschooling, while others were areas that we explored because we were interested in the subject or activity. These are hobbies that anyone of any age could try as well.


Surprisingly, there is a hobby that begins with the letter "X" that the girls have explore: playing the xylophone.

On March 31, 2007, we visited the Science Museum of Minnesota. There was a huge wooden xylophone on the wall in one of the sections of the museum.

They had a great time playing the xylophone. It had a great sound, so that made it even better to play.

On September 19, 2007, we went back to the Science Museum. There was an exhibit about how people created musical instruments using untraditional supplies. For example, the xylophone below was made from metal and wrenches.

September 19, 2007

During the summer of 2012, Olivia learned to play the glockenspiel. We had always called them "bells" when we were growing up, but apparently that's incorrect. The bells are technically called the glockenspiel.

Olivia brought the instrument to her grandma's home and playing some songs for her.

June 27, 2012

She didn't play too long after that. The bells were a bit loud and - with sensory issues - it became a bit too much. Olivia was learning to play the piano at the same time, and chose to focus on one instrument instead of two.

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