In this activity, your child will use listening skills to find a hidden object by orienting to its sound.
Introduce the child to the game by saying, “Today we are going to listen carefully to find something using just our ears.” While the child closes his eyes or waits in another room, hide the clock/timer somewhere in the room.
When the object has been hidden, the child will find it by listening for it. The child can point in the direction the sound is coming from. Encourage your child to describe where he thinks the object is hidden, for example “under the table”, “behind the couch”, “on the shelf”, “inside the shoe”, or “beside the bed”.
In addition to fine tuning listening skills, your child will be practicing how to use positional or location words (on, under, above, below, behind, in front of, inside, etc.) to describe the location of objects. After describing where he thinks the object is hidden, then he can try to find it!