We will be continuing to encourage careful listening this week.
Giving your child simple instructions is a good way to improve listening skills.
Initially ask your child to go and get their coat, shoes, book or teddy bear and bring it to you.
If this is easy for your child, you could give longer instructions with 2 parts eg.
Using positional language in your instructions will require children to listen more carefully, eg.
'I Spy' Game is a great way for children to develop listening skills:
If your child struggles, try this again with only 4 objects.
TOP TIP- choose objects that are very different from each other eg. apple, hairbrush, shoe, cup.
Challenge- You could play 'I Spy' listening for the first sound in words, saying
This is difficult so don't worry if you have to say it for your child. Playing the game and saying it with you is good practise which will help children play it independently later.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
After reading this story and playing with the character toys, we will be making a picture map of the story this week, which will support children to retell the story using story language so that they can tell the story like a song.