Who’s that playing music over there? It’s Gilly’s friends playing a tin can, broom and funnel. Each of them plays on their own, but Gilly doesn’t feel like playing a musical instrument at all. What will she do? She turns her musical friends into a band, and plays the role of their conductor as they make music together.
פְּעִילֻיּוֹת בְּעִקְבוֹת הַקְּרִיאָה
Music adds charm and joy to the world of toddlers. They enjoy listening to it, and producing a drumming sound from random items such as pots and tables, or clapping and tapping spoons together. Music helps them collaborate as they play it together and express themselves; and if any of them do not like playing a certain instrument, they can always choose another, stamp their feet, or be the conductors, like Gilly.
Take up the melody, and sound the timbrel, the sweet harp with the psaltery