Communication with children
Children can't always put their feelings into words, so listening to them includes paying attention to their actions and behaviour. Listening is about two-way communication between you and your child, with each of you valuing and respecting the views of the other.
Children learn to talk by listening to adults speaking directly to them. By the time your child is three or four and has mastered quite a lot of language, she will want to practise it as much as possible, and will use it to learn about the rest of her world. This may mean endless chattering and "why?" questions.