https://skilly-do.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Everything-music-sm.m4v Everything Music Venture outside and tune in to the symphony of your child’s world. Careful listening to ambient sounds in the open-air helps develop a preschooler's environmental awareness, social and audio perception skills. AGE 2 years & olderIN/OUTDOORS OutdoorsDEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS Audio Perception, Creativity, Environmental Awareness, Science Learning, Social DevelopmentMATERIALSImagination only.HOW TOSkilly Spark: Let your child know: We’re going to go outside and hear everything possible that we can.Go outside with your child, ask them be quiet-- you can’t listen when you’re talking-- and simply listen to the sounds of their environment.Ask your child: “What do you hear?” More questions you might ask could be:What are all the sounds they hear?Do they hear sounds made by animals?What do the leaves in the trees sound like? How do trees without leaves sound?How do noises made by cars differ from noises made by trucks?How do they feel if there is a lot of noise? Or very little?When you’ve answered all the questions or their interest has waned, then that’s the natural conclusion of the activity. Keep the fun goingGrab some crayons, markers or paint and draw a picture of the sounds they've heard, or even how it made your child feel to be quiet outside.Make up and sing a song with all or some of the sounds you've heard.Take a quick a video while listening to the sounds outside. Play the video and encourage your child to move like the sounds make them feel.Loved it? Give these activities a try: What Happens To Water & Nature's Sculptures+Inspiration/thanks goes to the birds, like Black Skimmers, American Oystercatchers, Common Terns and Willets who gather at the south end of Wrightsville Beach to find mates and raise their young.