Paying attention to bird sounds helps children learn more about birds and develop listening skills. These are important skills for language development and academic achievement.
- Take a few minutes each day to listen to bird sounds together. What sounds do you hear? Which birds are making those sounds?
- Do the birds you hear and see change at different times of the day? During different times of the year?
- Encourage your children to notice and describe the birds’ colors. What markings do they have on their heads, bodies, or tails?