Listening to young children is an important aspect of early childhood pedagogy. But who is being listened to and, who is doing the listening? Are we listening to the voice of the child and what is it telling us, particulalry when the child is an infant or has little spoken language? How can we listen to the experiences of children, when we are only the observers? Carla Rinaldi from Reggio Emilia speaks to us about listening with both the heart and the mind. I see this as an educator who is listening to young chldren with interest, intelligence and intent. Luigina Mortari from the University of Verona asks us to engage with children with delicacy and tenderness, in a spirit of generosity.