This story can get your child to start listening

Don’t we all wish that our kids would just listen for one second? However, 9 times out of ten they refuse, despite pleading, cajoling or scolding.

We understand your frustration – and in response have written a story aimed at helping kids understand the importance of listening.

At KidStartNow, we pride ourselves in teaching more than just Chinese – we believe it’s critical to impart the right values through our books and classes.

While sailing aboard a pirate ship, Jie Jie and his friends meet a massive thunderstorm… (Side point: stories are a good way to teach 成语 like 乌云密布)


causing all of them to be drenched, and leads to Pirate Panda shrinking (yes, he’s a pirate that is afraid of rainwater). Despite Pirate Panda’s assurance that he is okay,


 

his friends don’t listen and try to “help” him, which makes the situation worse.


Moral of the story: listen to others when they are talking!

We hope this short story is a jumping point to help your young kids understand the importance of listening to others.

To help reinforce this point, do share the reasons why it is so critical for them to be good listeners. Here are some tips (http://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/advice/5-ways-to-get-kids-to-listen/) that might help!

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