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The Happy Bookworm

Creative & interactive literature based classes for children 12 months and up

About Us

About us

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 We are New York State certified teachers. Our certifications include both
elementary education and special education, with an emphasis in early
childhood education. After taking various classes with our children, and
speaking to other parents, we recognized a need for a class which
introduces books and explores these stories in a fun and creative manner. 

Overview

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 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.  
 

Learning through play

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 In a creative and fun manner children are taught fundamental reading skills which include:

  • Comprehension skills
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Print Awareness
  • Rhyming
  • Making predictions
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Retelling stories

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The Happy Bookworm

(516) 521-5463