Attention and Listening in the Early Years by Sharon Garforth

By Sharon Garforth

The power to wait, to pay attention and to seem are must haves to all different types of studying. by way of facilitating kid's cognizance and listening abilities, we will supply them a greater probability of accomplishing their capability in conversation, speech and language, and hence studying talents. recognition and Listening within the Early Years is an cutting edge path designed for teams of kids elderly 2-4. each one staff consultation is deliberate round a subject matter similar to 'The Farm' or 'The Zoo' the subjects offer an anchor for the kids to achieve that means from the listening actions, video games and songs that may aid them learn how to sit down nonetheless, now not speak, examine the speaker and look at the phrases - all very important abilities in stable listening. entire with complete directions, together with lists of the apparatus wanted for every consultation and the auditory and visible ambitions of every task, the publication additionally contains photocopiable unique coaching plans and shorter suggested plans to be used throughout the periods. every one consultation should still run for now not than 15 to twenty-five mins, and may be a enjoyable and fruitful replacement to conventional circle-time for early years practitioners reminiscent of playgroup and preschool leaders, and speech and language therapists.

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Somewhere you might see ducks. ] • Prompt for ‘good listening’. ’ ‘DRIVE, DRIVE, DRIVE’ SONG AND ACTIVITY Lesson objectives Looking and listening for a change of speed in a song, and responding accordingly. Main activity Say: ‘Let’s go to the park in the car. Everyone get in your car and hold on to the steering wheel. ’ Drive, drive, drive, Drive, drive, drive, Beep beep, toot toot, Drive, drive, drive'. e. ) 56 Copyright © Sharon Garforth 2009 ü • Link to the next activity. ’ • Prompt for ‘good listening’.

A Musical Day Out (Version 1) Resources Into the Listening Box, put: • shakers • bells • claves. You will also need: • toy food • plate • small kites (kite shapes cut from coloured paper with a ribbon as a tail). Starter activity Introduce your puppet, why you are all here and what you mean by ‘good listening’. For example: ‘Hello, this is X [puppet’s name]. Can you see his/her big ears? That’s so he/she can be a “good listener”. We’re all going to do some “good listening” with X today. “Good listening” is: ¨ not talking ¨ sitting still ¨ looking at who is talking ¨ thinking about the words.

Main activity Tell the children to pick up their instruments. Say: ‘X [puppet’s name] is taking us on a train. ’ Demonstrate playing an instrument slowly and encourage the children to do the same. ’ Demonstrate. ’ Demonstrate. ’) This little train goes up the hill, This little train goes up the hill, This little train goes up the hill, This little train goes slowly. This little train goes along the top, etc. …This little train goes faster. This little train goes down the hill, etc. …This little train goes racing.

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