Whenever I come across auditory activities for a baby, there’s a part of me that feels bored with the idea; I prefer activities that are craftier or cuter, I guess! But then I remember: if I don’t tell Veronika the name of a sound, who will? Everything at this age is new, including what might feel ho-hum to a grown-up.
So all that said, today Veronika and I focused on sounds. We started inside, finding familiar, noticeable noises. Some good candidates included: the tea kettle;
The laundry machine;
and running water.
She was fascinated by my phone when I programmed it to make an old-fashioned telephone ring.
Give your child time to absorb each sound, and name what it is, and some descriptive words about it.
Next, we headed outside for further exploration. The first thing we noticed was the wind rustling leaves. It was beautiful to pause and hear the whisper and whoosh together.
We also paused to hear the splash of a fountain.
My girl was listening intently!
Other sounds included barking dogs, footsteps, and chirping birds. She got to hear several modes of transportation, including cars and a train roaring by.
There was even a helicopter making noise overhead.
What else did you hear on your exploration? Please share in the comments!