Always time for listening

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

By Joan Norris, director of High/Scope UK Over the past months I have read of a number of initiatives concerned with listening to and consulting with children. Although this important aspect of the work of early years practitioners has been given the prominence it deserves, I am concerned that it may be seen as a 'bolt-on' to the daily work with children, rather than embedded in the way adults interact with children. Listening is something that should happen all of the time, not just some of the time.

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