Active Listening Skills: 5 ways to show you’re listening.
1. Maintain eye contact.
2. Don't interrupt.
3. Ask questions.
4. Repeat back what the speaker says.
5. Listen for total meaning.
Concentrate: thinking about, listening to, or watching something closely without being distracted.
Distractions: something that takes attention away from an activity or task.
Interruptions: when activities stop because of an outside cause, for example, a game stops because the telephone rings.
Props: items used in pretend play; for example, hand made menus when playing restaurant, or items that are like dishes when playing kitchen.