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By Hilary White

Sounds are all around us – and developing an awareness of sound is an important part of a young child’s development.

Try these fun, creative and stimulating activities with your children and help them to explore everyday sounds as well as the sounds made by musical instruments, animals and people.

And once you’ve had a read through, don’t forget to look at the additional resources that go with the article. Hilary White has put together some brilliant extension ideas , ways to continue the learning at home , and extensive planning, observation and effective practice notes. Don’t forget to check out how this all links in to Development Matters.



PRIME AREA / Personal, Social and Emotional Development

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