These two books, Teaching Children to Listen in Primary Schools & Teaching Children to Listen in the Early Years contain a wealth of interventions to improve listening skills across the school and in early tears’ settings. They are ideal resources where poor listening is an increasing barrier to teaching as the resultant distractible behaviour can make it difficult for the rest of the class or group to pay attention.
Specialist speech and language therapists Liz Spooner and Jacqui Woodcock present activities to develop children’s key listening skills, as well as a rating scale to assess pupils on each of the four rules of good listening:
- Looking at the person who is talking
- Sitting still
- Staying quiet
- Listening to all the words
The authors offer advice on using these findings to inform individual education plans. They also look at why listening is important and offer games to encourage children to become good listeners. These practical guides not only contain photocopiable resources, assessments and teaching suggestions with clear and concise explanations from professionals who directly work with children on a daily basis, but they also pinpoint the behaviours that children need to learn in order to be good listeners.
Online Resources for these two books: