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Teaching children to communicate better

Some of the children participating in the Mindful Communication session.

The children readily identified speaking and listening as means of communication. The presenter guided them to identify two other methods: the importance of thinking (before speaking and as a means of focusing while listening) and actions (non-verbal communication). After exploring these methods of communication, the children then applied each one to communicating at church.

Using the first letters of the methods of communication (speaking, listening, thinking and action), the acronym SALT was developed by rearranging the letters. This acronym was presented as a tool to help the children to remember the elements of mindful communication. Dialogue, games and a PowerPoint presentation were used in the session.

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