Hearing Patterns

When children drum along to the rhythms in a song or to their own name, they practice careful listening and pattern recognition.  This is one way children hear sounds in words – a skill necessary for word recognition, speaking, reading, and writing.

(adapted from “Show and Tell”)

How many rhythms can your child echo with you at home?  No drums?  Grab some tupperware!  Pat a rhythm and let them echo.  Then let them take the lead!  Most importantly, have fun.

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