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Overview and benefit
Auditory discrimination is very important in learning to speak and say new words and later when they are learning phonics. This activity teaches children to really tune in and listen carefully. This activity makes use of the guess the sounds, but it focuses on animal noises and discriminating between more sounds in one go.
- Bingo sheets and matching cards (two different cards) for each class
- Eight sounds corresponding to two sets of cards
Two to three weeks
How it works
Children are given a bingo card with pictures on it. They then listen to the noises, the children have to identify the noise with the assistance of the parent and, put their matching card onto their bingo sheet.
What to do in the class
Have two different bingo cards so that a child will not necessarily have every sound on their card. Give each child and parent a bingo card along with the four matching cards for their sheet. Play the sounds and with the parents support the children will identify and name the thing which made the noise and cover the corresponding picture on their bingo sheet with the small card.
There are 6 themes of bingo games to choose from and a variety of cards for each game. You can choose to stick to one theme over a course of a few weeks, using different cards each time, or switch between themes.
The following versions are also available – Halloween, Christmas and Pirate – to be used in themed classes and parties.
What to do in a nursery setting
No amendment for a nursery setting, but small children will need some adult support to achieve the task.