“Birds help my ears learn how to listen.”
How listening to birds can rehabilitate a child’s ability to pay attention.
“Would you like to hear my story?” My little friend asks. I nod and she begins, reading in a tone that is more oracle than five year old:
“Once upon a time, there are birds.”
My mouth falls open.
“Once upon a time, there are trees.”
I choke back tears.
“Once upon a time there are flowers.”
My eyes meet with her mothers’ and I study the electricity in this child’s smile. There is an aliveness in her. She beams at me while I think about other children I know and work with…Read more at audubon.org