Learn With Us – The Record Player


So our first learn with us is going to be a little bit of history. I have a record player in our house and girls have always asked questions about it but to be honest I didn’t know much about the record player. I used to love playing with my grandma’s one when I was younger and it brings back nice memories so that is why I purchased one. The girls come from a generation of iPods and Spotify so record players are confusing for them so we thought it was a good idea to start off with something they love so much which is music.


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The Record Player

We found out loads about the record player including that it was invented in 1877 by Thomas Alva Edison, that was 140 years ago we thought the was crazy. We found out loads about how vinyl’s are made and when the first circular record was invented. The girls loved researching this and writing down their findings.


Using The Record Player

So we got the record player out and the vinyls and I should girls how to use it and how it works and they both had a play around with it, they think it is magic.


Scrapbook & Activity Sheet

I made an activity sheet for us all to do and put in a folder so we can look back and remember what we thought about the record player and vinyl’s in 2017. We also started our scrapbook so we took some Polaroids and wrote a little note about the record player in the scrapbook. This scrapbook will be for all of our learn with us findings. Below are the answers the girls gave on their activity sheet, which I think are so cute.




Below are photos we took during our learn with us topic. I actually really enjoyed this as we all spent time around the table talking about history and inventors, it was actually so lovely to do with my girls. I learnt stuff too that I didn’t know so it was a fun learning experience for us all.




We ended our learn with us by dancing to some old school vinyl’s and just being silly. Living in the moment and enjoying it for what it was. This fun learning topic was roughly 2 hours long and flew by, we all loved it.


Here is the printable I made up. Download it here, if you want to learn with us too.


Thanks for reading.

Take care & talk soon,


Love, Kimmy and her girls xoxo



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