Eyes and ears in action

Getting into nature

In an outdoor location, have your children close their eyes and try to identify all the sounds they can hear.

Goal: Practice listening skills.

Another way to have your children hone their listening skills is to have them practice using their sense of hearing outdoors. If possible, find a location away from the urban buzz. Have your children close their eyes and listen. After listening for a minute, have them call out what they heard so that you can record it. Repeat this step two to four times, then have them open their eyes and see if they can find everything that they heard.