Area of Development – Early Literacy: Auditory Discrimination

Indicators typical for a child between the ages of 3 and 5 for this area:

  • Is aware of and can identify many sounds in the environment
    • Identifies the source of familiar sounds in the environment and continues to notice new sounds
  • Continues to distinguish between words with similar phonemes, such as “pat” and “path”
    • Makes accurate distinctions between words that may contain very similar-sounding phonemes
  • Discriminates among sounds based on volume and pitch – loud vs. soft, high vs. low, short vs. long
    • Responds appropriately when asked to speak with a different volume or to turn up or down the sound of a recording
    • Can identify whether a sound is high or low, loud or soft, long or short in comparison to another sound

Related Storytime Shares:

Early Literacy: Auditory Discrimination 1 (Animal Noises)

Early Literacy: Auditory Discrimination 2 (Sounds and Noises)

Early Literacy: Auditory Discrimination 3 (Loud vs. Quiet)

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