Children’s Drawings of Sounds

What happens when you ask children to draw sound?

This was a question that as a research team we have been exploring through this project.

In this blog post we have collated some of young children’s drawings of sounds that were played to them from an audio device. The graphic representations reflect children’s diverse and imaginative interpretations of sounds. They reflect how sound can be used as an inspirational resource for unlocking children’s creative storytelling.

We are now working with Live Works, a research-meets-practice initiative at the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, to develop a range of downloadable resources that can be used to inspire children to give stories to sound. More will be available soon so watch this space!

Click on the links below to see children’s drawings of the sound of:

A Lorry Reversing


Birds Tweeting

Running Water

A Bang on a Drum


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