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Thursday April 9th – Music with Mrs. Wing

                         Thursday April 9th – Music with Mrs. Wing


Listening Walk


Take a walk just to listen. You don’t have to gather anything or even make note of what you hear. As you walk, ask yourself what sounds do I hear and what made the sounds. Every so often stop and listen for sounds you hear, like the wind rustling in the trees or birds hopping through leaves on the ground.

Key points

  • On a listening walk, try to focus on sounds.
  • On a listening walk, pay attention to ALL sounds.


What you need for a listening walk

You just need somewhere to walk. You can go for a listening walk anywhere. Familiar places are often good to start with, because you can listen and might hear things you haven't noticed before.


How to do a listening walk

  • Decide where you would like to walk.  Natural sounds like leaves rustling, birds or man made sounds, cars, lawn mowers, children at play. 
  • Listen very carefully while you’re on your walk.  Listen for items you might not expect to hear. 
  • Stop often, and in different places. Close your eyes, what can you hear?
  • Notice sounds, both near and far away. How loud are the sounds? Are they made by people or machines, or are they natural noises like wind or birds?
  • Try to copy some of the sounds you hear. Can you make a sound like a turtle dove, or car engine, or make your footsteps sound louder or softer?
  • Try taking the walk with your family. Do they hear different sounds than you? Can they make a sound you cannot? What if you go again at a different time of day?
  • Enjoy your walk!

                 Happy Spring Break!