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Day 41: Repeating a Sequence of Sounds

Here is another learning activity adapted from our “Home Preschool Curriculum” developed by Fran Wisniewski and Diane Flynn Keith for

Remember, only do these learning activities if they are enjoyable for you and your child. Do not treat this as a “must do” lesson. It’s simply a fun activity that provides an opportunity to learn, while building “readiness skills” for the school or homeschool environment.

~ Repeating a Sequence of Sounds ~

There are a variety of online games and toys based on the children’s game “Simon Says” that require kids to listen to a sound pattern and repeat it.

Play Musical Follow-The-Leader!

Make two identical musical instruments out of recycled products; one for you, and one for your child.  Then, make one simple noise with your instrument and ask your child to try to imitate it with their instrument.  Then, make two noises, then three, and have your child attempt to repeat the patterns you create.  Let your child make up a sound pattern so that you can repeat what your child does.

Variation: Sing or hum a portion of a song or tune, and ask your child to repeat it.

Sing: “If You’re Happy And You Know It…”

This children’s favorite not only help kids repeat a sequence of sounds, it requires them to listen attentively and follow directions.

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