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Aspect 1

Aim: To develop children’s listening skills and awareness of sounds in the environment.



Environmental sounds


  • Identifying sounds in the environment verbally/using pictures/photographs.
  • Responding to particular sounds in the environment.
  • Opportunities to experience different sounds.
  • Sensory stories, e.g. using props etc.
  • Verbalising/identifying/listening to sounds through play, e.g. animal/transport noises.
  • Exposure/reactions to different genres of music, e.g. rock, classical.
  • Sounds/musical toys out of sight– does your child look for them?
  • Responding to their name being called.