Try exploring nature with all of your senses! Each season provides unique opportunities for young children to “tune in” to the sounds of our natural environment.
Begin using your hearing with The Listening Walk by Paul Showers.
In this book, a young girl takes a quiet walk with her father and identifies the many different sounds they hear. Close your eyes at home, school, or even outside and give it a try. Will you be surprised?
Ages 3-6. ISBN: 9780064433228.
Try this book in conjunction with the following PLT activities:
- Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood, Activity 2: Sounds Around
- PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide, Activity 4: Sounds Around
And check out some more ideas for young learners to explore sounds around their neighborhood.