Classes begin with a variety of tabletop activities which consist of educational toys. These toys help to develop early literacy, fine motor, and cognitive skills, while promoting social interactions. At this time, the letter of the day is introduced and is then reinforced in the book we are reading that day.
Each week is a literature adventure! Our journey begins with an engaging book which becomes the theme for that class. Children interact with the story through the use of puppets, role playing and other props to dramatize the significant events of the book. The stories are brought to life by creating art projects which enhance and reinforce the literature.
We conclude the class while still expanding upon the theme of the book. A related poem or song is introduced on large paper to emphasize print concepts. Children enjoy singing, playing instruments and performing movement activities to culminate the literature experience.
In a creative and playful manner children are taught fundamental reading skills which include: