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Whole Body Listening: Zoo Adventure (storybook 5 of 10)
Learn how to actively listen with your eyes, ears, mouth, hands, arms, legs, and feet in another social learning adventure with Evan, Ellie, Molly, and Jesse in storybook 5 of the We Thinkers! Vol. 1 social emotional learning curriculum for ages 4-7. On their visit to the zoo, the children learn how whole body listening helps them stay connected to the person who is speaking and figure out what’s happening around them. When they keep their eyes, mouth, arms, hands, legs, and feet calm and quiet as possible, it helps them learn and it makes the speaker, the curious animals, and everyone in the group feel good and comfortable because it shows others they are thinking about them. Continue building on this important social concept with the fundamental concepts taught in storybooks 6-10, which align with the corresponding teaching units within the related curriculum. Best practice: teach these concepts in order, starting with storybook 1 of 10, and using the corresponding curriculum.