Phonics Activity - Phase 1 Aspect 1 - Listening walks
This is a listening activity that can take place indoors or outdoors. Remind your child about the things that good listeners do (e.g. keep quiet, have ears and eyes ready). Invite your child to show you how good they are at listening and talk about why listening carefully is important. Encourage your child to listen attentively to the sounds around them. Talk about the different sounds they can hear. Your child could use ‘cupped ears’ or make big ears on headbands to wear as they go on the listening walk. After they have enjoyed a listening walk indoors or outdoors, make a list of all the sounds they can remember. The list can be in words or pictures and prompted by replaying sounds recorded on the walk.
Look, listen and note
Look, listen and note how well your child can:
■ describe what they hear;
■ remember, identify and imitate the sounds;
■ add new words to their vocabulary.