15 minutes — if it works well with your child, take as long as you want and repeat as often as you wish
from 4 years on
memory, game, describing, extending language, storytelling, online
Languages of the original source
German. But this activity can be used in any language.
Internet access, speakers
Aim of the activity
Train your sense of hearing. Combine images with audio. Strengthen narrative
Preparation for the activity
Open the AUDITORIX website, and explain to children what to do: “Listen to
ten audios and find the matching images. On ten cards you will just see a
symbol for a speaker, this is why you have to memorize the sound hidden
behind the card. Which pictures and sounds match? Can you find out?”
Click “ Spiel starten” to start the game.
Children play a memory game with sounds and pictures.
Transform the memory game in to a language support game.
Describe with the children the sounds in all your languages.
Together start telling little stories using as many sounds as possible or start
telling little stories using some of the sounds. Try out different endings for
your stories. Set your creativity free!
Tip | A very good way to start a story is with a personal experience.
Significant benefit of the activity
Describing sounds helps develop the lexicon*. Sounds are a wonderful way
to start stories and storytelling. Story telling, revision of stories and retelling
helps to develop narrative competence. (see Schulz 2012)
Source of the activity
Multilingual Families Project
This activity was inspired by:
Auditorix – Welt des Hörens. HTTP://WWW.AUDITORIX.DE/WELT-DERGERAEUSCHE/GERAEUSCHE-MEMORY.HTML
Schulz L., 2012, Der Erzählkreis. Förderung von Erzählkompetenz in der
Grundschule, Linse: Uni Duisburg-Essen.