What’s That Sound?
We live in a noisy world full of different sounds that will attract your baby’s attention. Your baby likes to hear a variety of sounds, and he will be amazed to discover that he can also make sounds happen.
Give your baby shakers or rattles (store-bought or made simply by filling and sealing plastic bottles with a little dry rice or beans).
- As your baby plays with different sounds, help him notice what happens to the sounds when he moves the object and then stops.
Older babies will enjoy testing everyday objects like pots, bowls, spoons, or keys for interesting sounds by banging them on the table or floor or against each other. Give an older baby some unbreakable ones so he can play safely. (Be sure that cabinet doors are closed and can’t be opened by your baby.)
You might want to move some objects outside so your baby can listen to banging sounds on different surfaces, such as wooden porch, a walkway, and dirt!