Active Listening Strategies for Kids


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What is active listening?

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1. An active listener gets rid of _____ in order to focus on what someone is saying.

2. A(n) _____ is when someone starts talking before another person is finished saying his or her ideas.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions will help you find out what you know about active listening. See if you can explain the best ways to listen to someone.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet, you'll assess your knowledge of:

  • Effective body language for an active listener
  • How an active listener focuses on someone's words
  • The purpose of repeating what you have just been told

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the material, such as what happens when someone talks before the other person is finished
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain main phrases, such as active listening
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the body language an active listener should use

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of listening strategy, review the lesson titled Active Listening Strategies for kids. You will explore:

  • Why you shouldn't play with your phone when listening to someone
  • Examples of effective active listening
  • Ways you can put aside thoughts that would keep you from focusing