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Sound bags

Encourage children to use their listening skills to support problem solving, literacy and maths development with our sound bags top tips.

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Helping children to learn to listen to sounds and identify them can support their development across the curriculum.

To support this, why not create a sound bag? 

Here's how:

  • Take a cloth bag and add in lots of items that make a sound
  • One by one make the object make a sound and see if the children can work out what this is
    • You may decide to give clues if they get stuck
  • Encourage the children to set up another sound bag by exploring the nursery to see what they could add in that makes a sound
  • Can they play music with their friends and their sound bags?
  • In the nursery garden, ask the children what they can hear
  • As they start to notice differences in what they hear outside and in their sound bags, discuss how they are different to support problem solving skills.

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