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Storm Sounds

Activity for an individual child

Age group: 18-40 months

Duration of activity: 30 minutes

Materials:

  • Audio recording of thunder
  • Metal cookie sheets

Be sensitive to your child's fears. If she doesn't like loud noises, she may not like this activity. However, some children who are frightened of thunder may feel a greater sense of control when they can safely duplicate the noise.

  1. Play the recording for your child. Discuss what she hears and try to figure out what is scary about the noises.
  2. Show your child how to bang and rattle the metal cookie sheets to simulate the sound of thunder. Ask your child to come up with other ways to make thunder sounds.
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From The Everything Toddler Activities Book Copyright © 2006, F+W Publications, Inc. Used by permission of Adams Media, an F+W Publications Company. All rights reserved.

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