Teaching toddlers with a listening center



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Teaching toddlers with a listening center

If you have a toddler, then you probably understand how excited they are about books! As parents, it is our job to foster that excitement and nurture a love for reading! There are several ways that you can promote learning and literacy at home! Not sure what literacy is? Check out my YouTube video where I break it down for you. Today we are going to dig in a little deeper and discuss strategies for teaching a toddler with a literacy center. Centers are designated areas, usually seen in Pre-K through 3rd grade classrooms, that provide specific small-group activities. Whether you have one toddler or more, it is still possible to create an effective listening center at home! Teaching toddlers with a listening center

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  1. We recently discovered books on tape at our library and my kids LOVE them. I like the red or blue headphones!

  2. The purple is so pretty, but I love the green too! A home listening center sounds like fun for my Gracie!

  3. My son handles a daily obligation of a dual diagnosis of high functioning ASD with major sensory problems alongside with combined ADHD- my son listens to everything from books to educational podcasts, anything that allows him to remain in his amazing world and these incredible headphones would cancel out background noise unlike many many others that have failed, leaving him distracted ending in tantrum šŸ™ He LOVES Candy Red – his tablet case matches his entire room is already that same red- it’s calming as he tells me šŸ™‚ EMBRACE EACH DAY- especially for those with the immense duty of a child. Allow me if nobody else has told you today, You are gifted and amazing Keep it up and GOod Luck and Thank you for this opportunity!

  4. What a great idea! And thanks for the chance to win the head phones. My daughter would love to listen to her Leo the Lightening Bug audiobook in the purple ones! Great book by the way…you should check it out for your little one! Courtenay

  5. What a great idea! As a retired first grade teacher, setting up a listening center at home is great training for the classroom. I am going to set one up at my house for my grandsons, ages 18 months and 2. I would love a blue and orange one for our Detroit Tigers and Denver Broncos! Thanks so much for considering us.

  6. Thank you for the wonderful post! So excited to start a listening center for my kids. Thank you for the tip about getting audio books at the library too. We love RED at our house!

  7. Wonderful tips! The blue headphones would be a great addition to our home school reading area.

  8. Fabulous idea. I loved listening to books when I was little. All of the colors are wonderful, but red or green are my favorites.

  9. Thanks for all the great ideas! šŸ™‚ my 4 yr old loves books and trips to the library! We’ll definitely need to check out some audio books šŸ™‚ she would love the red ones if they’re still available.

  10. I love the idea and my daughter has such a center in her play room where she loves to listen to her stories. She is not a toddler any more, but she enjoys this a lot after school, to sit (or lie) on her couch and listen to the stories. I would recommend to limit the time she listens with the headphones on, because at home it really doesn’t make any sense when she can as well listen to the stories without the headphones as well. And if she puts on the volume too loud this can damage her hearing severely. I would also give her some big pillow or mat or something to sit on. You are absolutely right about the library, my daughter loves to go there and choose some new books.

  11. I’m a sucker for green. Always. I’d love to win a pair for our listening center at home!

  12. We would love any color, these look so nice ! Theys would be perfect. Hope I win !

  13. ANY COLOR!!!! Green is beautiful but I would just be thrilled to win any. This would be a perfect addition to my dream school room!!!!

  14. I’ve been wanting to create a listening center for my almost 2 year old daughter. The candy purple headphones would be perfect!

  15. Any color would be fabulous! I have a three and a half year old that is pretty respectful with her things but durable is always good with kids! Thanks for considering us!

  16. Awesome idea! I would love to do this in our home!

    I would definitely need blue for my 4 yo and green for my 2 yo. These headphones look great! šŸ™‚