Listening Resources

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Listening Resources

Introduction

We should not be surprised when children don't listen. Even for adults it often takes time when you are busy in a conversation or activity to realise that someone is attempting to address the room. When our attention is focussed it can take a few seconds to realise that the rest of the room has gone quiet. It can then feel quite uncomfortable when you realise that everyone is now waiting. It is the same for children. For adults working with children we need to stay relaxed, positive and always use a range of cues to gain attention and reinforce listening expectations.

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Carpet Time Song

Carpet Time Song

A simple chant to support transition of younger primary children to the carpet. This song acts as a cue for gaining attention and listening behaviour.

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Give Me Five

Give Me Five

A poster to reinforce five rules for listening. Once actively taught the adult can use verbal prompts such "Give Me Five" or "Have I got all five?" to get class or group to be ready.

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Listening Song

Carpet Time Song

A simple chant suitable for pre-school and lower primary children. This song acts as a cue for gaining attention and listening behaviour.

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My Listening Checklist

My Listening ChecklistW

A checklist of good listening rules.

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You may also be interested in the following pages:

Gaining Attention

Oracy Resources

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