You may think that your children do not know how to communicate properly, but do you? Have you taught them good communication skills so that they are able to express what is on their head ? Children learn to speak and listen correctly as they grow and develop.Speaking and listening is positive to learn to take turns speaking, do it in a friendly way, learn not to interrupt and know when it is better to be silent.
Speaking and listening
Surely you’ve ever been on the phone or talking to someone else when your child says things like: ‘Mom look at me, look mom, mamaaaaa’ . with great emergency even if it is not really important what he wants to tell you. This can be frustrating, but it is also quite normal. Learning to communicate with others is a big step for your child.
It takes time to learn to speak and listen to other people. Self-regulation is an important part of learning to speak and listen, and it is more difficult for some children than others. The type of temperament that your child also plays a very important role.
A very social child might want to get involved in all conversations and have trouble listening. On the other hand, a child who is not as social may find it easier to learn to listen, but it may be more difficult for him to learn to respond appropriately.
Being able to speak and listen to others is important to the development of all children. This will allow the little ones: to make friends, be heard and know how to listen, ask for what they need and get involved with others.
Learn to speak positively
To learn to be able to speak and listen positively, you need to take into account some interesting points:
- Learn to start conversations
- Get attention correctly when someone is speaking (waiting for a break or saying ‘sorry’)
- Use eye contact
- Wait turns to speak and listen
- Be able to speak clearly
- Speak kindly
- Know when to stop talking
Some children learn this quickly, but others may need a gentle reminder from time to time, for example , ‘Honey, look me in the eye when you’re talking to me.’ If your child seems to be not making progress in language and conversation (using phrases correctly, talking with others, pronunciation …), it may be important to talk to a specialist to see what happens and give him enough strategies to improve in this appearance.