Narrator (Catherine Sewell, play specialist): One nice idea that you can do is to go on a sound hunt. Maybe instead of a treasure hunt, you go on a hunt for sound. So, can you find a squeaking sound, or can you find a swirling, whirling sound? Or we could just go around the room and listen and see if we can collect what sounds we can hear. I can hear the ticking of the clock or I can hear a car going past or I can hear the ringing of a bell, and actually getting children to explore their environment.
Or as you’re walking from here to there, you might actually be testing things out. I wonder where I could find this sound. And when they do, and when they do discover it, there’s that sense of discovery, but also being able to place that word and that concept together. So, we’re linking the language with the concept and we know that those connections are being made in the brain.