A book about hearing, understanding, and connecting â€śI hear things all around me. Talking is a special sound I hear.â€ť Listening is a critical communication skill that builds a childâ€™s attention span and leads to understanding. This simple but powerful board book helps toddlers see why listening is important, understand what it means to be a good listener, and recognize how listening benefits everyone. At home and at school, a little girl discovers wonderful sounds, kind words, new things to learn, and a sense of belonging. â€śWhen I really listen, I feel like I matter to someone. I show people theyâ€™re important to me.â€ť Includes tips and information for teachers, parents, and caregivers and downloadable bonus activities.