Teaching Children to Listen

A practical approach to developing children's listening skills
Author: Liz Spooner,Jacqui Woodcock
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441184090
Category: Education
Page: 144
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Increasing numbers of children find it a challenge to stay focused on a task and follow even simple instructions in the classroom. Teaching Children to Listen outlines a whole-school approach to improving listening skills. It begins by looking at why listening skills are important and how to overcome barriers to achieving them, before pinpointing the behaviours that children need to learn in order to be a good listener. The book includes: The Listening Skills Rating Scale - a quick assessment, which will able you to rate children on each of the four rules of good listening. Advice on using these findings to inform individual education plans that focus on a specific area of difficulty. 40 activities, including games to target whole-class listening and exercises particularly suitable for the Early Years. Each activity sets out what equipment you need, tips for facilitating and ideas for differentiation. Perfect for children aged 3-11, all the games and ideas have been tried-and-tested, and have proved successful with children with a range of abilities, including those with special needs.

Teaching Children to Listen

A Practical Approach to Developing Children’s Listening Skills
Author: Liz Spooner,Jacqui Woodcock
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441174761
Category: Education
Page: 129
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Complete, practical guide to improving the listening skills of children of a range of abilities aged 3-11. >

Teaching Children to Listen

A practical approach to developing children's listening skills
Author: Liz Spooner,Jacqui Woodcock
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441178546
Category: Education
Page: 144
View: 8481

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Increasing numbers of children find it a challenge to stay focused on a task and follow even simple instructions in the classroom. Teaching Children to Listen outlines a whole-school approach to improving listening skills. It begins by looking at why listening skills are important and how to overcome barriers to achieving them, before pinpointing the behaviours that children need to learn in order to be a good listener. The book includes: The Listening Skills Rating Scale - a quick assessment, which will able you to rate children on each of the four rules of good listening. Advice on using these findings to inform individual education plans that focus on a specific area of difficulty. 40 activities, including games to target whole-class listening and exercises particularly suitable for the Early Years. Each activity sets out what equipment you need, tips for facilitating and ideas for differentiation. Perfect for children aged 3-11, all the games and ideas have been tried-and-tested, and have proved successful with children with a range of abilities, including those with special needs.

Listening to the Other

A New Approach to Counselling and Listening Skills
Author: Caroline Brazier
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 266
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This well written and accessible book introduces the reader to listening... to listening deeply to the other and listening to one's inner self. Refreshingly clear in its style, and free of jargon, it offers the reader an opportunity to gain invaluable insights into the world of others. Stephen Paul, Co-Editor, The Therapeutic Relationship: Perspectives and Themes (2008) PCCS, Director of The Centre for Psychological Therapies.

ÒPay Attention, Please!Ó, Ages 4 - 11

Games and Activities to Improve Attention, Focus, and Listening Skills
Author: Sherrill B. Flora, M.S.
Publisher: Key Education Publishing
ISBN: 1602680728
Category: Education
Page: 64
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Help students in pre-kindergartenÐ5 work out their wiggles using "Pay Attention, Please!" This 64-page book helps students with ADHD and students who are otherwise wiggly and overly busy learn how to pay better attention and focus for longer periods of time. It includes games and activities that strengthen listening, concentration, visual, and auditory memory skills; assist students in learning relaxation techniques; provide students healthy ways to burn excess energy; and help students discover ways to control over stimulation and impulsivity. Key Education products are intended to engage and educate young and special learners, as well as assist teachers in building a strong and developmentally appropriate curriculum for these children. The product lineÑcomprised of teacher/parent resource books, photographic learning cards, and other activity- and game-oriented materialsÑis designed to assist in ÒUnlocking the Potential in Every Child.Ó

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk


Author: Adele Faber,Elaine Mazlish,Joanna Faber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451663889
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 345
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Details a program for improving communication between parents and children, providing sample dialogues and role-playing exercises.

An Open Book: What and How Young Children Learn From Picture and Story Books


Author: Jessica S. Horst,Carmel Houston-Price
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 288919728X
Category:
Page: N.A
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Looking at and listening to picture and story books is a ubiquitous activity, frequently enjoyed by many young children and their parents. Well before children can read for themselves they are able to learn from books. Looking at and listening to books increases children’s general knowledge, understanding about the world and promotes language acquisition. This collection of papers demonstrates the breadth of information pre-reading children learn from books and increases our understanding of the social and cognitive mechanisms that support this learning. Our hope is that this Research Topic/eBook will be useful for researchers as well as educational practitioners and parents who are interested in optimizing children’s learning.

How To Reach And Teach Children with ADD / ADHD

Practical Techniques, Strategies, and Interventions
Author: Sandra F. Rief
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118429397
Category: Education
Page: 464
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Sandra Rief offers myriad real-life case studies, interviews, and student intervention plans for children with ADD/ADHD. In addition, the book contains best teaching practices and countless strategies for enhancing classroom performance for all types of students. This invaluable resource offers proven suggestions for: Engaging students' attention and active participation Keeping students on-task and productive Preventing and managing behavioral problems in the classroom Differentiating instruction and addressing students' diverse learning styles Building a partnership with parents and much more.

Life Skills for Kids

Equipping Your Child for the Real World
Author: Christine Field
Publisher: Shaw Books
ISBN: 0307768880
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
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Does your child know how to use a check book? Boil an egg? Do the laundry? Read a map? Homeschooler Christine Field helps parents systematically teach kids - from preschool to the teen years - what they need to know to thrive as adults. From the Trade Paperback edition.

10 Days to a Less Distracted Child

The Breakthrough Program that Gets Your Kids to Listen, Learn, Focus and Behave
Author: Jeffrey Bernstein
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9781600940194
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
View: 7843

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Outlining a ten-step plan for improving inattentive behaviors in children, a companion guide to 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child addresses issues related to learning disabilities, anxiety, and depression while providing a range of instructional anecdotes. Original.

Teaching Kids to Think

Raising Confident, Independent, and Thoughtful Children in an Age of Instant Gratification
Author: Darlene Sweetland,Ron Stolberg
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492602760
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 304
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Why Do Kids These Days Expect Everything to be Given to Them? Today's kids don't know how to read a map. They can Google the answer to any question at lightning speed. If a teen forgets his homework, a quick call to mom or dad has it hand-delivered in minutes. Fueled by the rapid pace of technology, the Instant Gratification Generation not only expects immediate solutions to problems—they're more dependent than ever on adults. Today's kids are being denied opportunities to make mistakes, and more importantly, to learn from them. They are being taught not to think. In Teaching Kids to Think, Dr. Darlene Sweetland and Dr. Ron Stolberg offer insight into the social, emotional, and neurological challenges unique to this generation. They identify the five parent traps that cause adults to unknowingly increase their children's need for instant gratification, and offer practical tips and easy-to-implement solutions to address topics relevant to children of all ages. A must-read for parents and educators, Teaching Kids to Think will help you understand where this sense of entitlement comes from—and how to turn it around in order to raise children who are confident, independent, and thoughtful.

Children With Hearing Loss

Developing Listening and Talking, Birth to Six, Third Edition
Author: Elizabeth B. Cole,Carol Flexer
Publisher: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 1597565881
Category: Medical
Page: 486
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The third edition of Children With Hearing Loss: Developing Listening and Talking, Birth to Six provides updated information from the previous two editions for both professionals and parents facilitating spoken language through listening (auditory brain access, stimulation, and development) in infants and young children with hearing loss. Also addressed is auditory brain development, audiologic technologies, auditory skill development, spoken language development, as well as family-focused intervention for young children with hearing loss whose parents have chosen to have them learn to listen and talk. Additionally, this new edition is expanded to reflect important and rapidly evolving changes that have developed in the past five years, including: Application of neuroscience research to our knowledge of the foundations of listening and talking (Chapter 1)Current information on vestibular function in infants and young children (Chapters 2 and 3)Essential technology updates (Chapter 5)Expansion of the discussion of types of services a child with age-appropriate skills needs to sustain a positive academic trajectory (Chapter 6)Discussion of the use and efficacy of coaching and other parent guidance strategies (Chapter 10)Updated resources (Appendix 6) This text is intended for undergraduate- and graduate-level training programs for professionals who work with children who have hearing loss and their families. This third edition is also a valuable resource for parents, listening and spoken language specialists (LSLS), speech-language pathologists, audiologists, early childhood instructors, and teachers. Furthermore, much of the information in Chapters 1 through 5 and Chapter 7 is beneficial to individuals of all ages with hearing loss, especially newly-diagnosed adults.

It's Not about the Broccoli

Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating
Author: Dina Rose
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
ISBN: 0399164189
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Page: 256
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A mother and food sociologist, describing the three habits - proportion, variety and moderation - that all kids need to learn, helps parents teach their children how to eat and give them the skills they need for a lifetime of health and vitality. Original.

SAY WHAT YOU SEE for Parents and Teachers

More Hugs. More Respect. Elegantly Simple
Author: Sandra R. Blackard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780980001525
Category: Child rearing
Page: 108
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"'Say What You See' is a little how-to guide designed to open your eyes to what actually works with children. With real-life tips, practical examples, and playful illustrations, it shows you how to: always know the right thing to say; set boundaries like walls; replace 'no' with CAN DOs; grant wishes in fantasy; use acknowledgment instead of praise; and point out STRENGTHs to change behaviors."--P. [4] of cover.

The Language of Learning

Teaching Students Core Thinking, Listening, and Speaking Skills
Author: Margaret Berry Wilson
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
ISBN: 1892989611
Category: Education
Page: 216
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Your essential guide for teaching core competencies that every child needs for developing into a highly engaged, self-motivated learner. The Language of Learning offers a practical approach to teaching essential communication skills: Listening and understanding; Thinking before speaking; Speaking clearly and concisely; Asking thoughtful questions; Giving high-quality answers; Backing up opinions with reasons and evidence; Agreeing thoughtfully; Disagreeing respectfully.

Your Child's Growing Mind

Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence
Author: Jane Healy
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307788946
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 432
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The completely updated and expanded version of the 1987 classic hailed by parents and educators everywhere. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Listen and Learn


Author: Cheri J. Meiners
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575428000
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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Knowing how to listen is essential to learning, growing, and getting along with others. Simple words and inviting illustrations help children develop skills for listening, understand why it’s important to listen, and recognize the positive results of listening. Includes a note to teachers and parents, additional information for adults, and activities.

I Hear with My Little Ear 2


Author: Liz Baldwin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781855034853
Category: English language
Page: 128
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This is a collection of lively phonic games that children will love. The 102 games will enrich the development of children's speech, language and literacy skills.

Listening

the forgotten skill
Author: Madelyn Burley-Allen
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 194
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A proven program for turning effective listening into a powerful business tool Managers and other employees spend more than 40 percent of their time listening to other people but often do it so poorly that the result is misunderstood instructions, misdirected projects, and erroneous actions--millions of dollars' worth of mistakes just because most people don't know how to listen. In this new edition of her classic guide to the art of effective listening, Madelyn Burley-Allen shows you how to acquire active, productive listening skills and put them to work for you--professionally, socially, and personally. With her time-tested techniques, you'll learn how to: * Eliminate distractions and improve your concentration on what is being said * Locate key words, phrases, and ideas while listening * Cut through your own listening biases * Interpret body language clues * Ask constructive, nonthreatening questions that elicit real information * Get others to listen to you * Master a whole range of listening skills that you can use on the job and in your personal life Listening: The Forgotten Skill uses an interactive learning approach with work-sheets, charts, graphs, and self-tests that help you pace and monitor your own progress.

How Proust Can Change Your Life


Author: Alain De Botton
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307833496
Category: Humor
Page: 208
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Alain de Botton combines two unlikely genres--literary biography and self-help manual--in the hilarious and unexpectedly practical How Proust Can Change Your Life. Who would have thought that Marcel Proust, one of the most important writers of our century, could provide us with such a rich source of insight into how best to live life? Proust understood that the essence and value of life was the sum of its everyday parts. As relevant today as they were at the turn of the century, Proust's life and work are transformed here into a no-nonsense guide to, among other things, enjoying your vacation, reviving a relationship, achieving original and unclichéd articulation, being a good host, recognizing love, and understanding why you should never sleep with someone on a first date. It took de Botton to find the inspirational in Proust's essays, letters and fiction and, perhaps even more surprising, to draw out a vivid and clarifying portrait of the master from between the lines of his work. Here is Proust as we have never seen or read him before: witty, intelligent, pragmatic. He might well change your life.