After children can aurally plan and perform their compositions, they may be ready to use a form of notation to help them perform their composition. The notations that the child uses will be different depending on the developmental stage and exposure the child has had to standard notation. They may use different symbols and letters to represent their aural plan. Once the children have created their notation, it should be shared with other members of the class and be performed by other students to see if they can understand what the composer was trying to symbolize with the notation. There should be a discussion after each performance to see if the notational system was clear and if the performer interpreted it correctly. This can give the teacher insight to the children’s abstract thinking development, an it allows the children to reflect on what they have created and how they can better represent their ideas, and it also encourages them to think more abstractly.