A Sound Walk

girls on a sound walkAutumn walks, I believe are the best ones, such great colours to see, so many things to collect for arts and crafts and there can be such beautiful fresh days with sunshine and blue sky.

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…..

  1. Ducks
  2. Other children calling
  3. Various other birds, but I’m afraid I haven’t a clue what they were??!
  4. Water splashing from the birds landing in the water
  5. Dogs barking
  6. Wind rustling in the trees (I was really impressed they thought/heard that)
  7. 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.

girls on a sound walksound walk by a lake

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13 Responses to A Sound Walk

  1. A simple exercise, yet it add so much more to your walk, I guess? Lovely idea, and yes, I think autumn walks are the nicest, too.

  2. A lovely sunny autumnal day for a nice activity to engage the children with their surroundings. I can see from the photos that the girls had a lovely time and fun exploring the area. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  3. What a great way to add to your walk, must try this with my boys :) #CountryKids

  4. Beautiful photos and what a fun idea x

  5. What a fabulous idea getting your twins to listen out for the different sounds. We (my twins and I) love Autumnal walks too and I now plan on doing the same.

  6. Pinkoddy says:

    What a really good idea – going to pin this to my autumn board :)

  7. mummytries says:

    What a fab idea! Once again you’re giving me some inspiration – thanks Karen x

  8. That’s a lovely idea. Its never occurred to me (til now) to get the children to listen rather than look when we are out and about.

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