Ways to support your children at home with
- Go on a listening walk. When walking down the road, make a point of listening to different sounds: cars revving, people talking, birds singing, dogs barking. When you get home, try to remember all the sounds you heard. You could try taping the sounds, to listen to them again, or try reproducing them yourselves, using your voices or instruments.
- Make sounds, using a range of props, such as running a stick along a fence or tapping the bin lid.
- Invent a secret family ‘knock’ for entering rooms.
- Play ‘sound lotto’. A commercial version of this can be purchased from many children’s toy shops but making your own, from your sound walk would be far more rewarding.