Share some new sounds with your child today! Create objects having different sounds. Put macaroni in a small plastic container with a secure top. Put sand in another container. Put jingle bells in another. Shake each one. Encourage your child to shake each one. Say, "I hear bells ringing." "I hear a soft sound." "I hear a loud sound."
This activity will help your child begin to understand 'inside and outside.' Put six toys inside a pillow case and sit facing your child. Take out one toy. Say, "The horse is outside the pillow case." Put the horse in the pillow case. Say, "The horse is inside the pillow case." Do this with the other toys. Language concepts take time to understand fully. These words need to be repeated often.
Wait until you see what children can do with paper! Save used wrapping and tissue paper from gifts. Let your child play with the paper. Wad it up. Enjoy watching your child crawl on it and rip it. Your child will delight in the sounds that are created when you play together with paper.
Sing a song about the sounds in your house! (Tune: "The Wheels on the Bus") The telephone in the house goes ring, ring, ring; ring, ring, ring; ring, ring, ring. The telephone in the house goes ring, ring, ring; All through the house. The washing machine goes whish, whish, whish," etc. Make up other verses.