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By Sharon Garforth

The facility to wait, to pay attention and to seem are necessities to all types of studying. by way of facilitating kid's awareness and listening talents, we can supply them a greater likelihood of attaining their capability in conversation, speech and language, and consequently studying abilities. awareness and Listening within the Early Years is an cutting edge direction designed for teams of youngsters elderly 2-4. each one crew consultation is deliberate round a topic comparable to 'The Farm' or 'The Zoo' the topics offer an anchor for the youngsters to realize which means from the listening actions, video games and songs that would aid them discover ways to sit down nonetheless, no longer speak, examine the speaker and examine the phrases - all important talents in reliable listening. whole with complete directions, together with lists of the apparatus wanted for every consultation and the auditory and visible pursuits of every job, the e-book additionally contains photocopiable designated guidance plans and shorter advised plans to be used throughout the periods. each one consultation may still run for not than 15 to twenty-five mins, and may be a enjoyable and fruitful substitute to conventional circle-time for early years practitioners similar to playgroup and preschool leaders, and speech and language therapists.

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ACTIVITY Resources • cloth ‘washing bag’ • items of clothing • cardboard box ‘washing machine’. ’ 34 Copyright © Sharon Garforth 2009 ü One item is put secretly into the bag at a time, then children take it in turns to feel the object and try to guess what it is. g. g. a woolly jumper or a T-shirt). g. ’ Children then put each item into the washing machine to complete the game. ’) This is the way we sort the clothes, This is the way we sort the clothes, This is the way we sort the clothes, Early in the morning.

Somewhere you might see ducks. We’re going to the park! ’ • Prompt for ‘good listening’. Copyright © Sharon Garforth 2009 63 ü ‘DRIVE, DRIVE, DRIVE’ SONG AND ACTIVITY Main activity Say: ‘Let’s go to the park in the car. Everyone get in your car and hold on to the steering wheel. Sometimes the car will go slowly [demonstrate] and sometimes it will go fast [demonstrate]. ’ Drive, drive, drive, Drive, drive drive, Beep, beep, toot toot, Drive, drive, drive. e. ) • Link to the next activity. ’ • Prompt for ‘good listening’.

Throughout the group session you should look out for children exhibiting ‘good listening’ skills and praise them in this way as a positive method of reminding the whole group what is expected of them. It is harder to tell if a child is ‘thinking about the words’, but praise them for this if, for example, they put the right piece of food on the plate during the ‘Let’s all have a picnic’ song and activity on page 41. 36 Copyright © Sharon Garforth 2009 ü HELLO SONG Lesson objectives To signal the beginning of the group session, gaining the children‘s attention and interest for taking part in the following activities.

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