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A listening walk

A great activity to develop careful listening that can take place indoors or outdoors.


Remind your child about the things that good listeners do (e.g. keep quiet, have ears and eyes ready). Encourage them to listen carefully to the sounds around them. Talk about the different sounds they can hear. You could use ‘cupped ears’ or make big ears on headbands to wear to encourage good listening. After you have enjoyed a listening walk indoors or outdoors, make a list of all the sounds they can remember. The list can be in words or pictures. Next time you go on a listening walk, see if you can hear the same sounds. If you hear new sounds, add them to the list. 

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