I was first introduced to the concept of Whole Body Listening many years ago when I became the full inclusion teacher for our students with autism. However it has proved to be a method that is helpful to all my kinders, who are learning how to be at school, learning and listening from the teacher and others.
Explicit instruction and practice is a must for our little ones. They need to know what listening looks like for each part of their body and they need time to practice each of the skills involved (listening with their eyes, mouth, feet, hands, heart, and brain). These practice pages and booklet will help reinforce the concept of whole body listening with your students. I can wait to use them with my class in August!