Koosh Ball

Tina said: Jan 26, 2018
Tina Figliomeni
Suzuki Association Member
Piano
Vaughan, ON
1 posts

I am a new teacher from Toronto, Canada. I am wondering if anyone knows where you can find kid size koosh balls to use with beginners.

I have tried at Mastermind Toys and I believe it is too large for their hands.

Any ideas are welcome.

Thanks!
Tina

Lori Bolt said: Jan 27, 2018
Lori Bolt
Suzuki Association Member
Piano
San Clemente, CA
251 posts

Amazon has mini “porcupine balls”, but at 1 inch they may be too small.
I’ve seen similar in the dollar bins at Target here in the US and Dollar Stores.

Lori Bolt

Rhonda said: Jan 28, 2018
 
Suzuki Association Member
Piano
Edmonton, AB
13 posts

You can check out these ones from Scholar’s Choice:
https://www.scholarschoice.ca/ogo-soft-ball.html

Julie said: Jan 29, 2018
Julie Mae
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Apple Valley, CA
6 posts

What do you use the koosh balls for?

Elizabeth Erb Sherk said: Jan 30, 2018
 
Suzuki Association Member
Piano, Recorder, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Guitar
31 posts

Hand position, wiggling fingers, soft hand formation, natural hand position…Singing all the twinkle rhythms to finger numbers as I let my forearm hold my hand over the keyboard. Then I put the ball on the desk and play the twinkles on the piano keyboard with that same “over they keyboard, fingers dangling from knuckle mountains,, etc. etc.” It is a warm-up exercise for Book 1 piano players.

Elizabeth Erb Sherk said: Jan 30, 2018
 
Suzuki Association Member
Piano, Recorder, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Guitar
31 posts

Look up Koosh Balls on google. You will find several suppliers I am sure.

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