Different languages have different words for the sounds that animals make. You may think that bees buzz but in Bengali they bhonbhon, in Japanese they bunbun, in Estonian, summ-summ and Korean they have a choice between boong-boong and wing-wing. Cats say ngeong in Indonesia and in Nahuatl (Mexico) they say tlatzomia. The Scottish poet, Alistair … Continue reading What cats really say
It is another day for playing with words, for making them up, for creating new sounds. Here’s a link to a poem by Edwin Morgan called ‘The Loch Ness Monster’s Song’. You can find it at the Scottish Poetry Library website. https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poem/loch-ness-monsters-song/ Edwin Morgan imagined the song of the Loch Ness monster. He made up … Continue reading If we could hear things sing.
Today we are going to think about the sounds of a story. We are going to make a story using sounds. that we make from things around the house. These could be sounds of things that are happening: - wind blowing, footsteps running, a giant swallowing a large pudding or a spider tiptoeing across a table. … Continue reading Sounds like a story
Sit and be quiet for a while, or walk in the garden. What do you hear? I heard the wind blowing around my head and catching the pages of my book with a flick. A cock crows. A baby cries. A car hums by on rubber wheels. What thoughts come into your head? I think … Continue reading Quiet