This week you and your child will focus on sounds. You’ll want to collect pairs of little film canisters – the plastic container with a lid that holds 35mm film. These may be harder to find now, as so many people own digital cameras. If you can find any other kind of small container that is opaque, with a tight lid, that will work as well. You will be putting different items in the containers, making matching pairs. Some rice in two, a small rubber erasure in two, a penny in two, etc. Then the child will match up the containers by shaking them and listening to the sounds they make.
Other suggestions this week include making rhythm band instruments, a wind chimes, pounding nails into wood with a small hammer, and finally, a field trip to the zoo where your child can listen to all the different sounds the animals make.
I hope you’ll have as much fun with this as my granddaughter and I did!
Suggested reading, Five-Star Picture Books for Sound Week
Silent Night: A Light and Sound Book by David Mead
Noisy Zoo (Busy Sounds Board Book) by Usborne Books
This is My Puppy (Usborne Noisy-Feeling Book) by Felicity Brooks
Rain Drop Splash by Alvin Tresselt
Tiki Tiki Tembo from Square Fish
I Like Noisy Mom Likes Quiet by Eileen Spinelli
Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells
Buzzy the Bumblebee by Denise Brennan-Nelson
Good Toys for Sound Week Lesson Plans