Experimenting With Sounds
Submitted by: arjun
This activity helps children identify the volume, quality of differing sounds and teaches listening skills.
12 - 60 months
1 - 8 tots
- Plastic food containers (Small, durable containers of similar size, with lids.)
- Fabric scraps
- Nuts and Bolts
- Engage your child with filling the containers 1/2 full. Let your child handle the items and discuss the properties that will affect sound.
- Secure lids on containers. Have child shake the container while listening to the sounds and feeling the vibrations.
- Discuss the different sounds; soft and harsh, quiet and loud. Ask for comparisons. Where else might they hear similar sounds?
- Repeat this activity with stand alone items. Encourage discussion.
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