Home Link – Listening for sounds

Sunday 26 January 2020

This week, children enjoyed reading ‘Peace at Last’. In the story, Daddy bear can’t get to sleep because there are so many sounds that he can hear in the night. He can hear Mummy bear snoring, the owls hooting, the fridge buzzing and the clock ticking.

What can you hear? Listen carefully to noises that you can hear in different places around your home and whilst you’re out and about. Talk about the sounds that your child can hear. Are they loud? quiet?

Remember to let your key worker know what sounds you heard.

Listening for environmental sounds is an important skill and is part of our early teaching of phase one phonics from Letters and Sounds.  As well as listening to sounds, we also try to copy and make sounds using our voice and body.