Audio productions to support language development
Listening to radio plays and producing their own audio plays after short scrips actions can expand and consolidate the vocabulary of the children. They become familiar with grammar and sentence structure. By listening to stories, the children get to know new characters, ways of acting and situations, which allows them to broaden their own repertoire of conflict resolution approaches, manners and reactions. To produce their own, they must consider in advance how a character should act, react and articulate in a particular situation. This can help the children to consider how they can behave in similar real situations.
Benefits of Audio Plays
Promoting imagination and creativity
While listening to stories, children come up with images that strongly stimulate their fantasy and creativity. They also stimulate their imagination and make them creative and productive.
Developing empathic abilities
Listening to and producing audio plays can increase the children's empathy, because they learn through the stories to understand the emotions and positions of other characters and to put themselves in their shoes better. This makes it easier for them to act with empathy in relation to their own experiences.
Promotion of concentration and listening skills
When listening, children develop their ability to concentrate. They get a feeling for the structure of the stories and for time sequences. Additionally, audio stories can promote children's knowledge about the world around them.
1. Can the production of audio projects improve the young children’s linguistic skills? Which skills?
2. What themes in general should you choose for audio production in the ECEC?
3. How can you help the children sharpen their hearing sense?