Conversation is more than the exchange of words. For young children and their teachers, it is a natural learning tool that serves to deepen children's knowledge. Knowing when to listen and how to respond will help you strengthen children's social, cognitive, and language skills.
Are You Listening? is about creating a culture of conversation to help young children learn. These child-centered teaching methods will help you make conversation a part of your classroom's daily routine and engage children in actively building their understandings of the world around them.
With examples of dialogues between teachers and children throughout, it also includes information that will show you how to:
Are You Listening?
Learning from the Children
Social & Emotional Development
Use Your Words
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