When you’re out with your child, talk about what you hear. It can be cars, birds, or sirens. Ask your child if they hear the sounds you do. Wait for them to listen. Touch your ears or theirs, or point to where the sound is. Then name another sound and wait for them to respond. Repeat what they do. Take turns being the leader.
See what your child is learning
When your child hears words and other sounds, they’re making connections in their brain; these connections will help them with talking and reading in the future. When you listen and respond to them, their brain is activated and engaged in learning.