Getting children to listen is a challenge for even the most seasoned professional. We prepare children for painting by dressing them in a painting smock. How do we prepare children for listening? The activities in this book teach sustainable listening skills, which are important long beyond childhood. Chapters include Activities for Following Directions, Preparing for Listening, Whole Language -- Whole Learning: and What Can Parents Do? Teach children to participate in discussions, learn courtesy, and listen for main ideas. Create a loving link between parent and child with this essential resource guide.