Children’s hearing abilities are already very active in the womb and continue to develop until adolescence.
From an early age, children are able to react to noise and even require an environment with a rich variety of sounds in order to awaken their senses, develop their language skills and to develop their motor and cognitive skills, such as memory and attention.
In a play area, activities using sound effects are a source of discovery, experimentation and interaction. Musical play equipment teaches children to identify sounds, memorise them and sometimes reproduce them. This equipment can also contribute to developing children’s sensory and motor skills if it includes parts that can be grasped or manipulated. Slow, fast, and jerky sounds encourage children to move and keep the pace with their bodies.
Sound instruments like the tubophone are interactive activities that invite children to discover the fun that can be had with a giant telephone!
Sound activities are popular and often shared by several children, adding another level of liveliness to the play area!