Speaking and Listening/SL.PK.MA.2: Recall information for short periods of time and retell, act out, or represent information from a text read aloud, a recording, or a video (e.g., watch a video about birds and their habitats and make drawings or constructions of birds and their nests).
Head Start Outcomes:
Language Development/Receptive Language: Attends to language during conversations, songs, stories, or other learning experiences.
PreK Learning Guidelines:
English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 12: Listen to, recite, sing, and dramatize a variety of age-appropriate literature.
Watch Together: “Sounds Like . . .” (PEEP show)
STEM Key Concepts: Sounds have a source (A sound can be tracked to its source); Different objects make different sounds
ELA Focus Skills: Active Listening, Active Viewing, Comprehension, Interpreting Illustrations, Speaking and Listening, Vocabulary
Educator Prep: Draw a simple “sound” map of Peep’s and Chirp’s walk for children to complete after viewing the video.
Tell the children they will be watching PEEP and the Big Wide World “Sounds Like . . .” video, about an adventure that Peep and his friend Chirp have together. Give children a listening focus by asking them to listen to all the different types of sounds in the video.
Before You Watch
Review with children the sounds they heard on their listening walk. Say, I wonder if Peep and Chirp will hear some of the same sounds. Why do you think they might or might not?
As You Watch
Review the sounds children are hearing as they watch the video. Stop the video to ask questions such as,
- What types of sounds did Chirp and Peep hear along the way?
- Did you hear any of the same sound on our listening walk? Where did you hear it?
After You Watch
Display and remind children of the map they made while exploring sounds. Say,
- Explain to children that you will help them make a map that shows different sounds Peep and Chirp heard while on their adventure.
- Display the sound map. Ask, What is one sound Peep and Chirp heard? Where did Peep and Chirp hear the sound?
- Guide children to draw on the map each object that made a sound that Peep and Chirp heard (for example, a hummingbird, chimes, etc.)
Now ask children to compare the map of their sounds to the map of Peep’s and Chirp’s sounds. Encourage children’s discussion of what is the same and what is different about the two sound walks.
Reflect and Share
Ask children, How did Peep and Chirp find their way home? Do you think you could you find your way home by listening to sounds?
Have children identify the sounds they hear on their way home. Compare them to those that Peep and Chirp hear on their way home.
- You might want to use the “Sounds We Hear” chart that lists the sounds children heard on their way home.
Educator Tip: You may want to replay the video if children need help recalling sounds.
Educator Tip: Watching and discussing the selected PEEP stories and live-action video clips can spark and extend children’s interest and understanding of sound. We suggest that children watch the video clips after they have had an opportunity to do their own initial exploration of sounds. That way your children can compare their experiences and discoveries with those shown on the video clip and think about what additional sound explorations they might like to try.