Children are fascinated by animals and learning animal sounds is fun. Sounds are easy to say, and though they aren’t actual words, they help children learn to associate a simple sound with an actual object or picture and they are more likely to mimic them.
To help our Prideens develop listening comprehension and sound discrimination, our teachers organized a birthday party for George the Pig. George invited his friends too. Teachers came dressed in various animal costumes. George, along with his friends, introduced themselves to the class, with their respective sounds. Reinforcement of the same was done by the teachers by asking probing questions to children like: Which animal is it? What sound does it make? Children responded with one word answers like cat, meow etc. It was commendable to see that children were aware of most animal sounds.
Little ones love learning the different sounds and thoroughly enjoyed the party. They also shared their stories. The activity helped enhance the social and conceptual development of the children.