When you’re outside, pause and ask your child to “Name That Sound.” Take turns guessing. Are you hearing children playing or a dog barking? The squeak of a swing or the chirp of a bird? Point out that some things, like ants, don’t make sounds.
See what your child is learning
When playing “Name That Sound,” you’re inviting your child to focus on the differences between sounds and figuring out what they are. This is an important skill for enjoying and learning language that will help them communicate with others.