Musical Children in the Making

Activity of the Month​​

Pitch & Melodic Direction

Animal Sounds - Pitch Activity

 What you’ll need: a flashlight and a room with low lighting.

 Sit down with your child and come up with a list of animals. They can be anything, elephants, dinosaurs, whatever you like. Then take turns making the animal sounds. (parents can make suggestions of animals with contrasting pitches). If the animal makes a high pitched sound, the other person will shine the flashlight up for high. If the animal makes a low-pitched sound, shine the flashlight down for low.

While taking turns with this activity, use positive reinforcement to help your child determine and clarify which sounds are high and which sounds are low. Encourage them to use their own ideas and make the sounds out loud to help attune their aural discrimination skills together!