This activity shows your child that when an object is struck, it emits a sound. She will then be asked to consider the quality of the sound and whether it is "loud" or "soft".
Skills: Montessori, sensory exploration, comparing sounds, experimenting, listening You need: plastic eggs, different items for sounds (oatmeal, rice, beans, coins, pasta, coffee, paper clips and so on) Age: 1-4 years
Create a box guitar with your child and explain how the guitar produces a great variety of sounds.
Skills: understanding sound patterns, comparing sounds, listening, experimenting You need: box, rubber bands of many sizes and thicknesses, cardboard or paper-towel tube, glue or stapler Age: 1-4 years