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Did You Hear That?

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Invite children to sit on the floor and close their eyes. Explain that they will need to listen carefully. Recite or read aloud to children a familiar story or rhyme. As you proceed, change a word or phrase that turns the passage from the familiar to nonsense. You can reverse two words, substitute words, change word order, or change the order of events. For example, "One, two, shuckle my boo" or "Twinkle, twinkle little car" or "Baa baa red sheep" and so on. Encourage children to raise hands when they hear a "mistake" and let them explain what was wrong. For younger children, the changes should be obvious and progress in difficulty throughout the year.


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05/18/2009

 

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