Encouraging Active Listening: Sound Toys

This project explores how sound-based tangible toys can encourage children to engage with sounds in their environment through active listening and collaboration with their peers. Toys focus on hearing sounds in relation to their environment such as the recording and playback of their own sounds. Playful manipulations such as being “caught” in a racket and blown out or shaking in sounds, stirring them to manipulate them, and pouring the mix out.