“For a small child there is no division between playing and learning; between the things he or she does ‘just for fun’ and things that are ‘educational.’ The child learns while living and any part of living that is enjoyable is also play.” ~ Penelope Leach
Activity: Silly Sounds
Clap your hands together to make a sound. Does your child listen? Take your child's hands and attempt to clap them together. Exaggerate the sound and say, "clap" each time you clap. Now take two metal spoons and tap them together to make a sound. Does your child listen? Make sounds with a variety of objects around your house. Talk about how the sounds are different (i.e. loud, soft). Try this throughout the week. Begin to introduce rhythms of sounds and pair the sounds with singing.
This activity develops: -an awareness of different sounds -an awareness of the origin of sounds -listening skills -an awareness of rhythm
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