Let’s listen with a listening tube

We have been exploring our sense of hearing by listening to things around the classroom but we started our day by listening with our simple to make listening tubes…

The Listening Tube by Teach Preschool

Each child got their own listening tube during circle time and was invited to listen to each to other and then tell what they thought their neighbor was trying to whisper through the tube. This was very challenging but some of the children figured it out while others just giggled…

Listening to things around the classroom by Teach Preschool

I even got a chance to listen too…

Listening to things around the classroom by Teach Preschool

We also sat very quietly and listened for sounds we could hear around our classroom.  It was very quiet but we could hear the sounds of the heater and Mr. Hayden walking…

Listening to things around the classroom by Teach Preschool

After exploring the process of listening during circle time, the children had the choice of decorating their listening tubes with tape. On the table was different colors of tape and scissors…

Listening to things around the classroom by Teach Preschool

Some of the children took the time to decorate their listening tubes, while others were happy just to continue exploring with them…

Listening to things around the classroom by Teach Preschool

Once the children completed their listening tube, they put them in their cubbies to take home…

Listening to things around the classroom by Teach Preschool

Around the classroom we had other things the children could listen to using head phones as well like our keyboard…

Listening to things around the classroom by Teach Preschool

And our listening center…

Listening to things around the classroom by Teach Preschool

And our easel but I want to talk more tomorrow about our listening at the easel because it was such a big hit that we did this for several days…

Listening to things around the classroom by Teach Preschool

Available on Amazon

Links to Grow On

Going on a Listening Walk by Teach Preschool

Three Ways to Explore Sound by Buggy and Buddy

Sound Bottles by Seedlings Nursery School

 

By |2014-02-03T06:00:55+00:00February 3rd, 2014|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

6 Comments

  1. Anik February 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Oh my son would love the idea of listening with listening tubes 🙂 And I think it is great activity for him to learn quiet, listening skills, keep himself calm for a while – I will use it for sure 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. February 4, 2014 at 4:36 pm - Reply

      I am not so sure it will help build the skill to be quiet. For my class, they just seemed to get louder. They didn’t always understand that they don’t need to speak louder just because something is at their ear! LOL!

  2. Rhythm February 3, 2014 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Great fun – as always! We play games around here with those listening tubes. I find them quite fascinating!

  3. Tera February 4, 2014 at 11:39 am - Reply

    What brand headphones do you use? I want to find some new ones for the classroom that are kid friendly and not too loud in their ears.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. February 4, 2014 at 4:34 pm - Reply

      I got mine from Lakeshore Learning but I had to make sure the volume on the phone was not set too loud.

  4. andie jaye February 17, 2014 at 1:14 am - Reply

    what fun! will be sharing the link to this in a post this week!

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