Why are listening skills important? 🤔
> Listening 👂🏼 is important in any language, more so when learning a new language. Good 👍🏼 listening 👂🏼 skills allow students to understand what the other person is saying 🗣 and allows you to be more efficient 👌🏼.
What are the benefits of listening? 🤔
> Listening provides you with a greater ability to communicate 🗣➡🗣 with others.
> Increases ⬆ your academic understanding 🤓 (you will be able to understand what is expected of you for schoolwork 📖 or tasks).
> Improves your relationship skills 👭👩🏻🤝🧑🏼.
So let's have a look👀 at 3 top tips and tricks 💯to improve your listening👂🏼 skills:
1. Storytime - (Listen to an audiobook 🔊📖)
> Listen 👂🏼 to an audiobook 🔊📖, but don't just listen 👂🏼, take a break between chapters of the story and write down ✍🏼 or tell 🗣 a friend or family member what you think 🤔 will happen next, then continue listening and after the story speak about your favourite part of the story.
Example: "My favourite part ❤ of the story was when the cat 🐈 and dog 🐕🦺 became friends".
2. Cook 👩🏼🍳 with your parents
> You may be thinking 🤔, how will cooking help with my listening 👂🏼 skills? Well, when you cook 👨🏼🍳, you have to follow instructions to follow the recipe so listening 👂🏼 is very important‼.
> This is an activity that will help you practise active listening 👂🏼 and improve your understanding 👌🏼
Here are some short, simple instruction examples to help children listen and follow instructions in English:
'Pour some milk into a glass 🥛'
'Add one egg 🥚 to the milk 🥛'
Watch 👀 our fun, engaging 'Making mud pie 😋' cooking video:
3. Practise listening 👂🏼 by doing fun listening activities with a friend 👩🏻🤝🧑🏼
> Read a book 📖 with a friend, one 1️⃣, or two 2️⃣ sentences at a time. One 🧍🏼♂️ of you will read 📖 and the other 🧍🏼♀️ can repeat 🗣. This will help you to pay attention 🤓 to listening to what the other person says 🗣 to be able to communicate/ repeat efficiently 💯. This practice exercise will not only help you improve your listening 👂🏼 but also your understanding 🤔 and communication skills 🧍🏼♀️➡🧍🏼♂️.
Game time - STORYTIME FUN! 🥳
Let's play a fun, exciting game that will help improve your listening skills 👂🏼💯.
1. Listen 👂🏼 to the story.
2. Tell a friend/family member 👭 what the story 📖 was about.
3. Try to act 👩🏼🎤👨🏼🎤 out a small part of the story to see how well you listened 👂🏼 and understood the story 📖.
🤓 Storytime - "The Three Little Pumpkins":
What other great tips for listening do you know? What works best for you and/or your children? Please let us know by commenting on this post 😁
Have fun and enjoy learning! 😁