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Jul. 12, 2014 at 4:16pm Animal Sounds -- Miss Carol's Theme of the Week!

What does the fox say?  Or the pig?  Or the owl?  Or even the cricket?  Animal noises are all around us.  Take a seat in the park or even your own backyard, I bet you can hear the sounds of animals.  What does a bee in a flower sound like?  Is that the call of a bird?  Just like us people, animals use sounds to communicate.  Sometimes we don’t know what the animals are telling us… but sometimes we do!

When young children listen to and then make different animal sounds, they are actually learning phonological awareness.  These young people are learning to play with the sounds of our language.  Our spoken language is full of sounds that children need to learn about and to identify.  Introducing children to the noises that animals make is a fun way to discover the rich variety of sounds in our everyday world.

Explore animal noises with these fun books:

Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming (jj FLEMING)

Good Night, Owl! by Pat Hutchins (jj HUTCHIN)

Hello, Day! by Anita Lobel (jj LOBEL)

Hush!: A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho, illustrated by Holly Meade (jj HO)

Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle (jj MARTIN)

The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle (jj CARLE)


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