Learning to make / say animal sounds is a small , but to me a major milestone when it comes to a child’s language development .
A child is learning to associate a picture (cow-symbol) with the sound (moo) : This is exactly what they will be doing when they learn to associate letters with sounds.
Babies love hearing the animal sounds and we love making funny animals noises to see them smile – This game is fun .
Cognitive development : When you ask the child questions, for example- What does the cow say ? Your child will listen, then comprehend that you are asking a question and respond to the question (with the animal sound). This is very important.
Gross motor activity develops while do animal movements – strength, flexibility, body control, coordination
This game : • naming animals • sound of animals • movement of animals • vocabulary develops • gross motor development • object matching .
How to play? Dog : Imitate licking, panting, tail wagging, barking, woofing. Elephant : Holding arm to side of nose as if it is a trunk .
So many ways to play. This game is so much fun, you need to make it interesting for the child .