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...Focus To develop children's awareness of the sounds made by various instruments and objects.What you need A range of percussion instruments Thick paper or card cut into a circle shape to place instruments on A cloth to cover...
...What you need No special equipmentWhat you do Begin with a circle. Make sure the children know how to play this game safely, not hurting themselves or others by over-enthusiastic actions. Repeat Vowel Yowl, but this time, encourage...
...Introduction Puppets are a great tool in Early Years settings. They encourage less confident children to contribute to activities; provide another focus for children's eyes and attention and give clues that can help children to learn...
...Introduction Speaking slowly in a ‘robot voice’ and spelling out every sound in a word is a great way to help pronunciation. The activities on this page will help children to recognise the different sounds in words, which will help...
...Introduction Listening in a big, open space, where there are often other distractions, can be difficult for children and requires different listening skills. Help children to develop and practise these skills in this activity.What you need...
...Introduction Introduce children to the festival of Chinese New Year. Read or tell children the story of ‘The Great Race’. This explains the story behind the Emperor and the Chinese Zodiac.What you need A picture book that tells the story...
...Introduction Listening to a beat and tapping is the first step to clapping.What you need Paper or plastic plates Chopsticks or pencilsHelpful hints You need a plate and stick for each child. Collect a basket of objects from around the room,...
...Introduction Bright colours (red, green, orange, yellow) stimulate the brain and encourage lively activity. Darker colours and most shades of blue are more calming and relaxing. What colours should you use to paint the rooms in your setting...
...What are they learning? A fun way to countWhat you need counting bricks imagination!Keywords listen look count one to tenWhat you do Build a tower from one to ten, counting as you do so. Now get the children to count the bricks using...
...Introduction Traditional games are in danger of being lost if they are not introduced to very young children at home and in early years settings. Many of these traditional games encourage listening and sound discrimination, and others can...