Listening to children involves much more than simply ‘hearing’ what they have to say . . . we know that. But how do we tune in to children? How do we really see things from their point of view?
Here are practical ways to help you do just that - techniques for developing good two-way communication; ideas on how to use cameras to involve children; child conferencing; child passports; the Mosaic approach and many, many more. There are also sections on how to tune in to babies; working with children with disabilities and some examples of all these activities in practice.
Listening to Children in the Early Years
"This is one of the most helpful and concise books on listening to young children which I have read in recent years. It includes many practical activities and interesting case studies.The reader is guided to a deeper understanding of why listening to young children is so crucial for their healthy and holistic development. In the words of the author: ‘listening is used in its widest sense and involves tuning in to children, seeing the world from their own points of view, offering them choices, consulting them in matters that are important to their lives and adjusting what we do in light of their responses’.