Exploring Sound with Infants & Toddlers

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Making sound has important developmental benefits for young children.  Infants and toddlers learn by exploring the cause and effect of making sounds.  They are interested in investigating materials and figuring out how they can "make things happen."  Participants will gain information that helps inspire young children to begin to discriminate between different kinds of sounds, to investigate objects that produce different kinds of sounds, loud and soft, and high and low pitches.

Workshop format:  face-to-face

Length of workshop:  3 hours

Number of participants:  limited to 24

To view the experience sheet for this workshop, please click here.

 

Part One:  Infants and toddlers need to hear and feel sound early on if they are to begin to make sense of it. Infants and toddlers learn by exploring the cause and effect of making noise, gaining an awareness of how musical sounds are made, and practicing auditory discrimination skills in order to distinguish different sounds. In this virtual workshop, participants will explore recycled, easily acquired, and familiar materials that can be introduced to infants and toddlers in order to inspire them to begin to discriminate between different kinds of sounds, objects that produce different qualities of sound, loud and soft sounds, and high and low pitches. Small group discussion, exploration of materials, photos and video clips of young children exploring sound will be shared.

Workshop format:  virtual

Length of workshop:  1.5 hours

Number of participants:  unlimited

To view the experience sheet for this workshop, please click here.

 

Part Two:  Making sounds has important developmental benefits for young children. Infants and toddlers delight in experimenting with interesting materials and figuring out how they can “make things happen”. They learn by exploring the cause and effect of making noise, compare the sounds they are able to produce with familiar objects, and practice auditory discrimination skills in order to distinguish different sounds. This virtual workshop includes photos from classrooms, video exemplars, hands-on activities, and rationale for exploring sounds with infants and toddlers along with alignment to the Iowa Early Learning Standards, 3rd Edition.

Workshop format:  virtual

Length of workshop:  1.5 hours

Number of participants:  unlimited

To view the experience sheet for this workshop, please click here.