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.
Our literature-based parent and child classes for 15-48 month-olds engage children and bring stories to life!
We begin with a variety of tabletop activities which help to develop early literacy, fine motor, and cognitive skills, while promoting social interactions.
Each week is a literature adventure! Our book becomes the theme for that class and introduces our letter of the day. 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 fun manner children are taught fundamental reading skills which include:
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