Teaching Kids The Art Of Conversation!
Every conversation has many subtle dance steps that we learn over the years. We learn how much to talk, how much to listen, how to respond. And some folks are just great at it, while others talk too much and never listen and others dont talk enough.
We can give our kids a head start on the art of talking and listening? And since kids learn more from what we do then what we say, role model taking turns talking and listening.
Here are Five Easy Steps
1 Practice Having them listen to a friends story or your story.
2 Practice having them ask one question, or comment on friends story.
3 Practice responding with empathy to the story (was that hard or great job)!
4: Now they can take a turn telling a story.
5: If they are interrupted, practice saying, “please let me finish” or practice saying “can you please comment on my story”.
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