Can you hear that sound?
What can that sound be?
I hear a tambourine.
Listen, now, carefully.
Tyson, Logan and I have been singing this song lately as we experiement with different items in our sounds basket. We sing it to a so-mi tune. Think na-na-na-na-boo-boo. This interval between sounds seems to be easy for children to learn.
We've been listening to a lot of homemade musical instruments and trying to hear the difference in the sounds they make.
The ability to distinguish sounds will help your child as he grows into a reader.
Michelle at Beginning Reading Help has a weekly post on phonological awareness. I found this Bee Ready to Read site through her. It has many phonological awareness activities- including this list of ways to Develop Listening Activities- the first step in promoting phonological awareness.
See more posts on phonological awareness:
Developing Phonological Awareness
Developing Listening Skills through music
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