Week 1: Listening to Sounds

This week, children listen and learn to identify sounds that make up their everyday world. They’ll discover that being in a quiet environment allows them to listen more closely and helps them tell the difference between different sounds. Children will also have many opportunities to try to identify objects by their sounds. They’ll also begin to explore volume through loud and quiet sounds. 

Day 1

Day 1

Today children will listen closely to indoor sounds and discover that being quiet helps us to hear better. They'll also try to identify mystery objects just by their sounds. 

Day 2

Day 2

Today children will listen quietly to more sounds—this time outdoors. They’ll identify more mystery sounds. Remind them that sometimes you can’t see where a sound is coming from, but you can still figure out what it is.  

Day 3

Day 3

Today, children will continue to explore how being quiet helps us to listen. They’ll also experiment with listening to some very quiet things. 

Day 4

Day 4

Yesterday children explored quiet sounds. Today they’re going to explore some loud sounds—and make loud sounds themselves! 

Day 5

Day 5

Today, children return to the themes of the week: listening quietly and carefully, tracking down mystery sounds, and exploring loud and quiet sounds.