How to get kids to listen!
This technique has helped my children in their listening skills.
They are now focusing on what people are saying and listening for certain clues.
|ilovemy5kids at the fountain|
We are studying Ancient Greece. Every time they hear something that represents Greece or some thing that pertains to Greece they write it on a piece of paper that is on the refrigerator.
When they get to number 25, they get a treat or an award.
- They are considered a team so an item can’t be something listed twice.
- They have to write where they heard it. Can’t be from their favorite teacher, uh hum…me.
- I also like if they date it. (Reason – my kids need to learn their dates.)
That is it. Simple, fun and fast.
Some examples on the Greece (we heard it) list:
- Mosaics (Did you know they originated in Greece?)
- Homer (Star Wars documentary on the History Channel– seriously, that one made me laugh out loud…as their teacher I loved they were hearing about a book we are reading aloud.)
- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
- Bedtime Stories
- Pastor spoke about Paul who was in Greece…
- Greek yogurt
It is amazing how often you will hear about a certain subject when you are listening for it.