Help your toddler become aware of the many sounds of nature and the outdoors. You can name the sounds you hear and you might even try to imitate them.
Step 1: Take your toddler outdoors and sit on a picnic blanket.
Step 2: Tell her that you are going to sit very quietly and listen to the sounds you hear outside.
Step 3: Listen for sounds and bring your toddler’s attention to them. You might even try to imitate the sounds. For example, when you hear a bird chirp, try to copy the sound and tell her to listen for the beautiful bird song. After awhile, she may even try to imitate it.
Step 4: Listen for and talk about other sounds, such as a breeze blowing and rustling the trees, crickets chirping, car or motorcycle engines rumbling or a train or airplane roaring in the distance.