For Toddlers: Go for a Sound Walk

Did you know, that when your child starts primary school, she will spend an estimated 50 to 75 percent of classroom time listening to the teacher, to other students, or to media? Listening skills provide the foundation for all aspects of language and reading development.

In Kindermusik, we help your child develop active listening skills that she needs for later school success.That’s why along with singing, dancing, and instrument exploration, children gather around to listen to the sounds of the bath, an elephant, cat, or other specially chosen sounds. Your child is learning to understand and make meaning out of the sound. In other words, she is learning how to be an active listener. (That doesn’t mean her “listening ears” won’t fall off when you ask her to pick up her toys!)

Kindermusik Listening

Toddlers enjoying a listening experience

Everyday connection – Go for a Sound Walk

Ask your child what he hears. Does he hear the cockatoos flying overhead? What about the baby crying in the park? Is that a motorbike or a car he can hear? Point out sounds you hear and see if he can hear them, too.

How music helps listening skills

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