Sunday, May 27, 2012

"The Listening Walk"

"The Listening Walk" by Paul Showers, Illustrated by Aliki, 1961.

A young girl likes to go on walks with her Dad and her dog. Dad likes to think when they're walking and the girl likes to listen. She calls them her Listening Walks.

"It is fun to go on a Listening Walk. You do not have to go far. You can walk around the block and listen. You can walk around your yard and listen. You do not even have to take a walk to hear sounds. There are sounds everywhere all the time. All you have to do is keep still and listen to them. Right now there are sounds you can hear. When you finish this page, close the book and listen. How many different sounds can you hear right now? Close your book and count them!"

Every now and again, go on a Listening Walk. Quiet your mouth and your mind and just listen.

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