Day 23 of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge takes us to playing with sounds. I wanted an activity to help Adam distinguish between different sounds and aid his listening skills. I remembered I had purchased Talking Tins several years ago. Talking Tins, from Talking Products, allow you to record up to 20 seconds of sound and then play it back. They are re-recordable too. Talking Tins are also available on Amazon (affiliate link).
Our first activity was to match musical instrument sounds. I recorded each instrument being played onto the Talking Tin. I laid out the musical instruments on the table and Adam was able to experiment with each of the instruments.
I then gave him one Talking Tin and demonstrated how he could work it. He pressed the black button and heard an instrument. I deliberately gave him the Talking Tin with the toy piano being played as this was a completely different sound to the others. He got the hang of the game straight away.
After Adam had matched all the musical instruments to the correct Talking Tin and had a time to explore all the resources I set up the next activity – matching animal sounds. The Talking Tins are easy to use and I recorded the animal sounds from Adam’s toy tractor within a few moments.
Adam loved this game and played it several times. Once he had matched one animal for each Talking Tin he then sorted each animal to the correct sound.
I feel the Talking Tins will become a valuable resource in the coming months!
* Talking Tins (affiliate link) – they can also be purchased from Talking Products
* Musical instruments
* Farmyard animals
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Other sensory activities exploring sounds: