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Speaking & Listening
Speaking & listening in Early Years is a sophisticated yet crucial skill to grasp. Listening is very different to hearing. It engages focus and concentration. It means absorbing, acknowledging and understand what a person has said. When a child feels that they are heard and listened to, it instils a sense of feeling valued. It also means that they understand the importance of listening in return.
In addition, good listening in a child means a better ability to communicate and speak their mind. It is key to good learning as they appreciate the need to pay attention.
When a child listens to their friends it imparts successful social skills. It is good manners to take turns to speak. It encourages self-expression when speaking. Moreover, when a child is able to listen to you they learn appropriate ways of talking and communicating feelings.
Our range of Speaking & Listening resources for primary children encourages your children to pay attention and be polite. These skills are essential for a well rounded adult and will certainly aid them on their way to success.