Tried and Trusted Methods to Help Your Child Become a Better Listener

As a parent, it is your responsibility to take good care of your kid. While doing this may be challenging, especially for working parents, it will go a long way in helping your kids develop faster and ultimately reach their full potential. One challenge most parents in Singapore faces while raising their kids is getting them to listen when they are talking. 

If your child often zones out when you are talking to him or he only hears and understands a small chunk of what you tell him, this article is for you. Read on to find a lot of proven tips and techniques to grow listening skills in children,  

Bear in mind that these tips aren’t complicated or difficult to apply. They can be understood and applied by basically anyone as they are simple and practical. 

The following article by Reading Eggs sheds light on eight practical ways to improve your child’s listening skills. 

8 Everyday Ways to Build Your Child’s Listening Skills

Overall, listening comprehension is the ability to understand the meaning of words heard and then be able to relate to them in some way. When your child hears a story, listening comprehension allows them to understand it, remember it, talk about it, and even retell it in their own wordsRead more here.

The above article has surely helped you to understand the importance of listening to kids and how it can help them communicate better, take information, and respond to instructions. You also now know some eight practical things you can do right now to help your child become a better listener. If ADHD or some other disability is anchoring your child’s listening skills, then you should read the next article carefully. 

The following article by Brandi BarnesGina Whiting and Sarah Amberson is a how-to guide for parents whose kid has ADHD. 

First, Learn to Listen. Then, Listen to Learn.

One of the frustrations for teachers and parents of kids with ADHD is getting a child to stop, listen, and understand what is being taught or asked of him. These tips and strategies will improve listening skills in children with ADHD — enabling students to listen, learn, and contribute in school and at home. Read more here.

You definitely now have a clear picture of how ADHD affects children, and how it makes it difficult for them to listen to what they are being taught in school or at home. You also now know some strategies that can help children with ADHD become a better listener. Want to learn how sounds can help improve your child’s listening skills? If yes, then you should read the next article carefully. 

The following article by Scholastic Parents Staff discusses how parents can use sounds to help their kids become better listeners. 

Listening and Learning

Three-year-olds have fun with language, delighting in simple nursery rhymes, and making up their own. As they listen to and repeat familiar rhymes and create word plays, children develop an ear for sounds, discovering they can be manipulated and changed. Read more here. 

You are surely now abreast of some ways to take advantage of the world of sounds and use it to build your child’s listening skills. You also now know how songs, riddles, jokes, stories, and so on can help your child become a better listener. If you have questions or don’t fully understand how to use sounds effectively, then you should consult his teacher or a professional. 

Final note 

Waiting for your child’s listening skills to improve without you taking action is a recipe for disaster, as it probably never will, especially if they have disabilities and retarding health conditions like ADHD. 

Prompt action is required on the parts of parents to turn this around. This may mean everything from reading stories, telling them jokes, playing listening games with them, and helping them build their vocabulary. 

While doing these may not yield immediate results, it will go a long way to help your kids become better listeners.