Drums, shakers, and noisy toys all added to the fun at Head Start this week. The reason behind all this fun noise was because this week we were concentrating on Auditory Pattern. This is the ability to listen to a pattern of sound and repeat that same pattern back. Auditory Pattern is an important underlying skill for a child's speech development.
Our activities this week included drums and shakers that had our Ready and Steady kids banging and shaking out some fun patterns with Mums, Dads, Nana's and carers all trying repeat them back. Our On Your Marks kids found some of the noisy toys lots of fun, pushing, watching and listening to all the interesting sounds these made. This caused lots of laughs and smiles and we love to see this at Head Start.
Musical instruments and singing is a great way to help your wee ones learn to recognise sound patterns. It doesn't matter if you sing in tune or not and the musical instruments can just be the pots and a wooded spoon from the draw. For our Go kids we have them clapping and stamping patterns with hands and feet and you can do this at home while listening to your favourite songs.
Have fun making your own instruments this week and we look forward to seeing you all next week at our Head Start Headquarters
From the Head Start Team :)