Learning to Listen – circle time games

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By Janet MacPheeSenior School Improvement Adviser at Peterborough LEA

Try these simple classroom games to develop children’s listening skills

We are all used to the habit of ‘tuning out’ certain sounds – it is something that comes naturally and instinctively, a type of subconscious selection that we aren’t always aware we are doing. For younger children, growing up in a media age of ever noisier distractions, this is a ‘skill’ that can hamper their ability to focus and be attentive to sounds. The following simple games are therefore an ideal way of developing sound discrimination with your class.

1. Stop and listen

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