"I hear things all around me. Talking is a special sound I hear." Listening is a critical communication skill that builds a child's attention span and leads to understanding. This simple but powerful board book helps toddlers see why listening is important, understand what it means to be a good listener, and recognize how listening benefits everyone. At home and at school, a little girl discovers wonderful sounds, kind words, new things to learn, and a sense of belonging. "When I really listen, I feel like I matter to someone. I show people they?re important to me." Includes tips and information for teachers, parents, and caregivers and downloadable bonus activities.
Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., has her master's degree in elementary education and gifted education. A former first-grade teacher, she has taught education classes at Utah State University and has supervised student teachers. Cheri is the author of the Learning to Get Along and Being the Best Me! series. She and her husband, David, have six children and enjoy the lively company of their grandchildren. They live in Laurel, Maryland.
Penny Weber is a full-time artist and illustrator working both digitally and traditionally in acrylics and watercolors. Penny attended classes at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has illustrated many books and has also done residential murals, greeting cards, portraits, caricatures, and pet portraits. She lives in Long Island, New York, with her husband and three children.