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.
I even made this tambourine for Logan to play while we sing our song. (I was going to have Logan make it but it was way too hard!)
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