TIP#2 : Summer Language Enrichment Series: Do a variation of a blind man’s walk

On TIP#1, you blindfolded your child and gave ‘preposition’ directions for your child to follow.  Since your child is familiar with wearing a blindfold, let’s vary the activity to further enhance listening skills.


This exercise can be done inside or outside.  The purpose is to help your child separate background noise from specific sounds in the environment.  This closely aligns with classroom activities where the child has to listen to the teacher while blocking out the sounds of the activity in the hallway or the lawnmower outside the window.


While blindfolded, lead your child around to specific sounds and have the child identify what the sound is.  You might lead the child closely to traffic noise, a bird whistling in a tree, or the washer inside the house.  Should familiar people be in the child’s environment, ask him/her to tell you who is talking.

If this activity proves to be difficult for your child or if you have questions, please email me.

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