Attention and Listening in the Early Years by Sharon Garforth

By Sharon Garforth

The facility to wait, to hear and to appear are necessities to all sorts of studying. through facilitating kid's awareness and listening abilities, we will supply them a greater probability of accomplishing their capability in verbal exchange, speech and language, and accordingly studying abilities. awareness and Listening within the Early Years is an cutting edge path designed for teams of kids elderly 2-4. every one staff consultation is deliberate round a topic resembling 'The Farm' or 'The Zoo' the topics supply an anchor for the youngsters to achieve that means from the listening actions, video games and songs that may support them discover ways to sit down nonetheless, no longer speak, examine the speaker and consider the phrases - all important talents in strong listening. entire with complete directions, together with lists of the gear wanted for every consultation and the auditory and visible ambitions of every task, the booklet additionally comprises photocopiable particular education plans and shorter steered plans to be used through the classes. every one consultation should still run for not than 15 to twenty-five mins, and should be a enjoyable and fruitful substitute to conventional circle-time for early years practitioners reminiscent of playgroup and preschool leaders, and speech and language therapists.

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Give out the shakers. Copyright © Sharon Garforth 2009 31 ü ‘SHAKE ’N’ SHAKE’ SONG AND ACTIVITY Main activity Say: ‘So we’ve had some dinner, now let’s have some fun. Let’s sing a shaky song. ’ (to the tune of ‘Here we go round the mulberry bush’) Shake and shake and shake and shake, Shake and shake, shake and shake, Shake and shake and shake and STOP. ] Shake and shake and shake. Let’s go up, let’s go down, in the air, on the ground, Shake it, shake it all around. In your lap, shhh[index finger as a visual prompt], don’t make a sound.

What’s in the Listening Box today? What’s in the Listening Box? ’ Repeat. • Give out a duck to each child but keep one for yourself, for demonstration purposes. ’ • Say: ‘So where do you think X [puppet’s name] is taking us today? Somewhere you might see ducks. We’re going to the park! ’ • Prompt for ‘good listening’. Copyright © Sharon Garforth 2009 63 ü ‘DRIVE, DRIVE, DRIVE’ SONG AND ACTIVITY Main activity Say: ‘Let’s go to the park in the car. Everyone get in your car and hold on to the steering wheel.

Don’t you? Hark! Don’t you? Pitter patter raindrops, pitter patter raindrops [quietly with instruments] I’m wet through! So are you! • Prompt for ‘good listening’. Copyright © Sharon Garforth 2009 49 ü ‘SHAKE ’N’ SHAKE’ SONG AND ACTIVITY Main activity Say: ‘After all that rain we’re cold and wet – let’s sing a shaky song to warm us up. ’ (to the tune of ‘Here we go round the mulberry bush’) Shake and shake and shake and shake, Shake and shake, shake and shake, Shake and shake and shake and STOP [visual prompt].

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