Communicate is to listen. Something that seems so simple and instead becomes so complicated. And this applies to both children and adults. But if we can get hijo our son to learn to listen as a child , it will be much easier for him to develop this ability to grow up. We give you some guidelines tha
Communicate is to listen. Something that seems so simple and instead becomes so complicated. And this applies to both children and adults. But if we can get hijo our son to learn to listen as a child , it will be much easier for him to develop this ability to grow up. We give you some guidelines that can help your child learn to listen to others.Why children have such a hard time listening
Listening to others requires two things: time and interest.
And children are impatient by nature. They get distracted easily. It's not that they do not want to listen to others. It is that if they lose interest, they will stop listening. Keep in mind that very young children do not handle all the vocabulary with which adults speak. If they do not understand what they hear, they will stop attending. 5 tips to teach children to listen to others
We have to capture their interest and learn to communicate with them with
short and direct sentences . Children under 3 years of age do not maintain attention for long. Hence, the stories that are directed to them are short and with many drawings.1. Use gestures to
capture their attention. Maybe they do not understand a word, but if you accompany it with some movement or expression of the face, it will continue listening.2. Do not let your child interrupt you in the middle of an important conversation. If you are talking on the phone and claiming insistently, explain that now he can not talk to you, that he has to wait for you to finish speaking. You will know that communication implies knowing how to wait and
respecting a turn .3. Avoid distractions. If you talk to your child while watching a story, or with the television on, or when he is playing, he will most likely ignore you. If you want me to listen to you, make sure you have heard what you are saying. Add at the end of a 'have you understood me?' Or, 'let's see, what did I say?' That's how you make sure your child has paid attention.
4. Look at theeyes
when you talk to him. Make me look at you. He will know that you are telling him something important and he will continue to listen.5. Use games that enhance thelearning of listening . For example, the classic
'Phone escacharrado' , where you have to listen to a question and answer it to the next person in your ear to then compose an absurd sentence. You also have toys with sounds that the child should locate. For that, he demands that he be concentrated and listen.As you grow older, your child will be able to take the explanations longer. It's a matter of patience. Little by little, you will understand that listeningis an important part of communication.