Infants and Toddlers are supremely sensitive to noise and the loudness of experiences such as trains, airplanes, and concerts are memorable. We discussed this noise level with the help of "Quiet LOUD" by the lovely Leslie Patricelli. Read the book aloud. Don't be afraid to be dramatic about your quiets and louds. Re-read if your children are interested. Then bring out the various rattles or instruments you have collected. Encourage your children to explore them. Once they have had time to try them on their own, re-introduce the concept of quiet and loud with your instruments. Invite them to imitate you playing quiet and LOUD!
- Little Movers
- Tiny Tots
"Quiet LOUD" by Leslie Patricelli
Rattles and other instruments
Use the words quiet and loud elsewhere during your day.
Clap your hands or bang your feet quiet and loud
Make a list of places you should be quiet or you can be loud