This week, we are talking about whole body listening in kindergarten classes. Being the best listener you can be takes more than using your ears to hear. It takes your whole body to truly listen. As part of our lesson, we read the story “Whole Body Listening Larry at School,” by Elizabeth Sautter and Kristen Wilson. We used it to review the many parts of our body that are important to being a successful listener. These include:
- Eyes on speaker
- Mouth closed and quiet
- Body still and calm
- Ears listening
- Hands in lap and free of materials
- Brain thinking
- Heart feeling
If you have a moment, please ask your child to share the different parts of their body they use to be a successful listener at school.
Thank you for your help reviewing this important lesson.
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