In this build, the headphone cords are fastened to the bottom of a table, so cords can not get tangled. A tangle free listening center will allow kindergarten students to listen to books on tape without having to deal with tangled headphone cords. A reduction of tangled cords will also increase the life span of classroom headphones, because kids will not have a reason to pull on the cords.
Any table will work for this project. All you need is a bag of Cord fasteners-$4, 4 squares of velcro-$2, a drill, 2 half inch screws-1$, a pencil, and a 20 inch nylon strap--I took one off an old backpack.
This simple and cheap modification keeps a listening center free of tangles and allows young kids to explore stories independently. Listening centers are a great way for kids to build reading comprehension skills.