Splish Splash with a seashell in your hand!

Some days ago I had the chance to listen to a kids’ bath song” Splish, splash, splosh, Singing in the bath, find the soap, give it a rub, and give yourself a wash.” Thinking of the Greek beaches and the crazy kids shouting, running, splashing around you with the waters, shrieking when discovering multicolored seashells of various shapes and colours; well , I then do Love summer!

It’s really exciting for our little friends to splish splash in the sea and enjoy the foaming water splashing on them,this is the best  activity that can drive them crazy and keeps me occupied while reading my book on the beach. 

Well, you can’t live in Greece and not have seashells at home, it’s a must. Especially kids try to think of stories connected to them and have so many questions on their shapes and use.

The American Museum of Natural History : http://www.amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/news-posts/new-from-the-museum-the-seashell-collector, offers a ” boxed set that  features a booklet by Ilya Temkin, a former postdoctoral researcher at the Museum, which contains some of the most beautiful images of seashells from texts held in the Museum’s Rare Book Collection, along with lessons about the creatures who call these shells home and background about how shells are formed and the role they have played throughout human history, as decoration, currency, and much more.”     A Fantastic gift for kids to explore the seashells!

I  like the huge seashells and their sounds when i have them held to my ear. It is believed that different sizes and shapes of shells don’t have  the same sound  because different resonant chambers will amplify different frequencies.

What’s more soothing than the sounds of waves crashing on the beach, having the waves receding over pebbles!!! SUPERB! The seashells’ sounds are a natural source of sweep noise  ideal for blocking out environmental noises and distractions.  While writing this article I stumbled upon this wonderful site, in case you wonder about noises coming from seashells!

http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/can-you-really-hear-the-ocean-in-a-shell/

So, till next Friday’s Rock Post,  Wash your worries away, having crushing waves on your feet!

 

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