By Haven Mitchell-Rose
This week in our Storytime classes, we explored SOUNDS! Here are some sound themed activities to help you and your little one turn up the volume at home.
Experience writing your own song, with the help of some classic favorites. This activities is great for the older end of our Spellbound age range.
Your singing voice
Your thinking cap
Step 1: Together with you child, select a song that you love and know well (short and simple ones are best! ex: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Step 2: Play and/ or sing the song a few times to jog your memories
Step 3: Ask your child what they want their song to be about, pull out your writing materials and go through the song line by line, making sure your new lyrics fit the rhythm as closely as possible.
NOTE: Your lyrics do not have to rhyme, but they absolutely can if you want to take on that challenge
Step 4: Sing your song together! You may also choose to practice performing it for each other
A sound based activity for our younger friends in our age range.
Step 1: Play sounds of different locations
Step 2: Demonstrate making some of the sounds you hear and adding your own. See if you baby joins in
Step 3: Move/ dance around the room with your baby in a way befitting the current sound scape
Don't forget to share pictures/ videos of your sound related fun to our Facebook Page with the hashtag #SpellboundSounds.
Lauren Jost, Director