October 25th, 2012 | Posted in Listening Skills
App Sale and a Memory Game — “What now?” “Okay kids, find your favorite color pencil, open your book to page 9, and pick what animal you’re going to talk about today! And don’t forget to move your bookmark!” Would your child be able to listen, process, and carry out those steps? Or would he have to check around to see what his neighbors are doing, slipping into a pattern of following his peers? All children sometimes have trouble following directions. Children with language or listening difficulties struggle... ...Read more

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Favorite Auditory Memory Games This one is a big hit with kids and parents. The Grocery Run Game enhances auditory memory skills, and it’s a great way for you and your child to work together. (It also helps you remember to get everything from the grocery store that you went for in the first place!) How to play the Grocery Run Game Before a trip to the grocery store, make a short shopping list with your child. Talk about what’s on the list, and write the items... ...Read more

Learning is an auditory event that is dependent on a child’s capacity to listen well. That capacity needs to be at peak when a child enters school, not just in the process of forming. Cultivating the ability to listen to instructions and follow directions that are required in school takes years of practice, but there are lots of fun and effective games and exercises to help your children play with words and sounds and learn how to listen. Listening games are especially helpful for children... ...Read more

Auditory sequencing is what enables us to store the information we receive in a meaningful order.  It is an important skill that allows us to understand the relationship between the past, the present and the future, and to communicate increasingly complex ideas. Auditory Sequencing is a skill that children need to grasp the concept of cause and effect. Understanding the relationship between what your child sees and why it happened is vital to their growing ability to empathize with the emotions on display around them.... ...Read more
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