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Active Listening - Parent 2

Foundational

Parents

Your child is participating in classroom activities focused on learning about active listening and how we use our bodies during active listening.

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 includes facing the speaker, not interrupting, and asking relevant questions for the topic.

We would love for you to keep the discussion going at home! Here a just a few ideas to help get the conversation started:

  • What does active listening mean?
  • How do you use whole body listening to help you demonstrate active listening?
  • When using active listening what is your body doing?
  • How does it make you feel when someone is not using active listening strategies when talking with you?

Activity

Can you and your child think of a time when you used active listening this week at home? Write down the situations when active listening is important at home.