Notes from Story Time

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Dancing With Scarves

colorful scarvesThere are so many benefits to dancing to music! Children are learning body awareness, balance, and range of motion. To understand and mimic movements, children need to process visual and auditory cues. Large motor play is great for developing coordination…and it’s super fun! Scarves are a great way to make music and dancing even more fun! Use scarves or other props you have at home to make the music come alive for you and your children!

Coloring

colorful crayonsColoring is a great way to practice hand-eye coordination needed for reading and writing.  Talk to your child about their drawing and label some of the items in the picture.  Point out the words to your child.  This shows that printed letters stand for spoken words.

How to Dress a Dragon

How to Dress a Dragon book coverHow to Dress a Dragon will engage your child with the character’s antics. As you read, talk about the order of the story.  This will help your child understand that stories have a beginning, middle, and an end. This skill will assist your child later when he/she is learning to read.