Month: July 2017

Notes from Story Time Blog

Penguins Love Colors

As you read a book to your child, point to the words in the title and any words written in a different color or font.  This will help your child understand that writing has meaning.

You Are My Sunshine

Kinesthetic learning (or tactile learning) is a learning style in which learning takes place through physical activity and play.  As you sing You Are My Sunshine, add motions as you sing.  This will help your child remember the words and make it more meaningful.

Learning New Words

Having your child repeat and talk about new words is a great way to internalize them and make them more likely to be remembered. As you read Where Is Green Sheep?, sing one sentence and ask your child to  sing it back to you!

How to Draw a Dragon

This book talks about how to draw a dragon. Have your child try to draw a dragon as he/she listens to each step. Children learn to draw before they learn to write words, so practicing drawing is a great way to prepare for learning how to write.

Elephants Cannot Dance!

Using puppets to talk or sing is a great way to encourage creativity and imagination. Take a favorite book (such as Elephants Cannot Dance) or favorite song and set it up with puppets to recreate favorite character, plot, or melodies.