Birth to Six
Talk together, and take a breath
Cover Art Today in Storytime I shared one of my favorite tips for talking with young children. It's one I wish I had known when my own kids were young. When you ask a kid a question, it often will take him or her a full five seconds to take in the question, formulate a response, and say it. So often us adults ask question after question, thinking that we're just not asking the one that will inspire a reply. When really what we should be doing is being quiet already. So next time, take a breath and wait five seconds.
You might be amazed by what you hear.
 
posted Sep 23, 2013 by Lisa S.


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