As a follow up from Book Week, the children in the Blue Gum Room brought in their favourite story book from home to share with the group.
The children embraced this opportunity and were eager to share their favourite story with their peers during our learning meetings. Reading and sharing stories benefits children in many ways.
Some of these include:
- Helping children to learn sounds, words, language and develop early literacy skills.
- Learn to value books and stories.
- Spark children’s imagination and stimulate curiosity.
A permanent feature of our classroom is the book corner where a selection of books are always available to the children. Educators select stories based on the interests, projects and group objectives unfolding in the classroom. You will often find children sharing this space with their peers or happy to sit quietly on their own with a story. Reading stories to children is an integral aspect that we value and embed in the Early Learning Centre program.