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Active Listening - Parent 1



Your student is participating in classroom activities helping them learn how to be an active listener. We would love for you to keep the discussion going at home! The definition your child was given for active listening follows with a just a few ideas to help get the conversation started:

Definition: Active listening shows others you care and are paying attention to what they are saying. Active listening helps you know and understand what is being said. Active listening can be achieved by using whole body listening.

Review the following discussion topics with your child.

  • Ask your child what they learned in school about active listening.
  • Demonstrate how you yourself would use your eyes, ears, body and heart to actively listen.
  • Role play and share a funny story, happy memory or a proud moment while your child uses active listening skills. Ask a few questions about what you shared. Reverse roles.


Draw a picture or write about a time you used active listening this week at home. Discuss the picture after it is drawn.