|Tuesday 22nd May 2018
||12:45 pm - 3:45 pm
|Ganneys Meadow Nursery School & Family centre
|Dr Helen Bibby
Stories are inclusive and have the capacity to engage children in so many ways, thus enabling learning to take place. Children often make links between their own experiences and new encounters through stories they have heard. Rhythm and Rhyme capture the child’s natural interest in ‘sound patterns’. Put stories, drama, rhythm and rhyme together and you have an exciting package to develop children’s communication, language and early literacy skills.
Aim of the course:
To develop practitioners understanding of the importance of storytelling, rhythm , rhyme and drama as a precursor to developing early literacy skills required to encourage early reading and writing skills and the ways in which they can enhance stories.
The course will consider just how stories and can be enhanced to engage both boys and girls and those children who have additional needs through early interaction activities, music, rhythm, rhyme, drama, props and puppets. Stories are quite simply inclusive to all, it just depends on what you choose and use to capture children’s attention.
Practitioners will receive a handout outlining the course and ideas to develop back in their setting.
The course will include a practical ideas pack.
- How stories engage both the left and right sides of the brain, which is important for enhancing children’s learning and development,
- Early drama and interaction activities to develop listening and attention
- The use of schemas to support storytelling
- Practical ideas to enhance storytelling which practitioners can use back in their setting.