Spooky Whole Body Listening!

Our early social pragmatic group is currently working on whole body listening. If you do not know about full-body listening, head over to SocialThinking.com for materials and information about this concept.

I wanted to share this fun idea that my co-worker Coleen found online and modified for our social/pragmatic group.  We called it Spooky Whole Body Listening.

Spooky whole body listeteningFirst, we added the legs:  We chatted about how keeping our legs still can help our body to listen.

Toes:  Our feet and our toes (along with our legs) should remain still and help to keep our body facing toward the speaker.

Spine and ribs:  We keep our ribs facing towards the speaker  (we had to discuss what ribs are and that, yes, we have ribs).

Arms and Hands:  We keep our arms and hands still to help us listen.  We can also use our arms and hands to raise when we want to make a comment in class or to get someone’s attention.

Brain:  (I had to add this to our skeleton)  We chatted about how we can use our brains to think about what a person is saying and what they might be thinking about.

Our eyes:  We use those to watch the person to see what their face might be telling us and to show that we are paying attention.

Ears:  to listen, listen, listen.

Heart:  to remember to think about other people’s thoughts and feelings.

Have a  Spooky Good Speech Week!