You’ve heard of a garage band, but what about jamming out in the kitchen this winter? You don’t need specialized toys to let your kids explore music. Using simple utensils you already own, allow the kids to create their own instrument ensemble. Use pots and pans for drums, canisters for cymbals, and serving spoons for drumsticks. The opposite of zoning out in front of a screen, an indoor concert encourages mental engagement. Creating music and rhythm enables kids to recognize patterns and relationships, and listening to the variety of sounds each “instrument” makes develops attention to detail and stimulates curiosity.