All children need to learn the basic rules of good listening in the classroom. Young students with hearing loss often need an ‘extra boost’ of direct teaching to ensure that they recognize the expectations of the classroom. Reading about these ‘rules’ is a great jumping off point to also begin conversations with young students about how they have a hearing loss and their peers do not, increase understanding of their hearing loss, and the need to self-advocate for their own listening and communication needs. Karen Anderson, Director
Listen and Learn
Knowing how to listen is essential to learning, growing, and getting along with others. Simple words and inviting illustrations help children develop listening skills, understand why it’s important to listen, and recognize the positive results of listening.
Includes page-by-page guidance in the back of the book on questions that can be asked to reinforce the ideas in Listen and Learn and listening games and activities.
- Common Core State Standards
- Head Start Framework
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.
“An excellent means of educating children about a wide variety of social situations and expectations.”—Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., director, Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, Rutgers University
“A good choice for teachers seeking books that reinforce familiar classroom messages.”—Booklist
“Positive, gentle messages are given without preaching.”—Library Media Connection