One of the activities I love to use when I'm teaching drama is the soundscape. You create a soundscape by using your voice, body percussion, music, technology, whatever you choose, to try to simulate a real environment. It really helps kids become conscious of their sense of hearing, and of all the different sounds that go to make up an environment.
At Wild Music, you can not only create your own soundscapes, you can explore all sorts of features about sound. Find out about the science of sound, see how your ears measure up to a baby's, compare your hearing with that of other animals, and learn how to make games, instruments and activities involving sound at home.
There are excellent listening activities. Try the Thrush Song Challenge, or Audio Memory which is a kind of animal concentration game.
So often we train our kids to be visually observant, but neglect to give them practice in auditory discrimination and memory. After a visit to Wild Music, why not go outside on a listening walk, or suggest your kids create a radio-type play for someone else to listen to. You can find out more about radio plays in my article about Reader's Theatre. Book Chook tip: I have found Grandmas and Grandpas make a most appreciative audience!