Yesterday was one of these days. The weather was great, it was cold, but gorgeous blue sky and sunshine, I couldn’t resist taking my girls for a walk. So off we went to our local lake and nature discovery centre.
We decided to do a sound walk. Whilst walking round the lake, we had to listen to see what and how many different sounds we could hear. This is what we heard…..
- Other children calling
- Various other birds, but I’m afraid I haven’t a clue what they were??!
- Water splashing from the birds landing in the water
- Dogs barking
- Wind rustling in the trees (I was really impressed they thought/heard that)
- Leaves crunching when we walked on them
I was really impressed with how well the girls listened and identified things. They enjoyed trying to work out what things were.
This walk was good fun and it is a very good exercise for little ones to practice listening and hearing different sounds, which is the start of learning phonics later on. I will definitely be having another go at this another time.