CHILDREN’S STORIESThe importance of reading and being read to.
This Week: Monday: What makes a good children’s story? Tues-Wed: Making Your Children’s Story Thursday: The History of Children’s Stories ft. “Little Red Riding Hood”. Friday: Who knows!?!?!
Piaget and Reading Sensorimotor - 0-2 Egocentric, the 5 senses, exploring surroundings Preoperational – 2-7 Egocentric, learning to classify, categorize and count. Concrete Operations – 7-11 More social, less egocentric, some symbolic learning Formal Operations – 11- adulthood Abstract/complex thinking, logic and reason, predicting consequences, symbolic learning.
Question: How does reading and being read to help encourage learning at each stage?
Benefits of Reading Intellectual Development Vocabulary and language Gathering information New ideas and concepts Social Development Listening and asking questions Reading together Reading to someone
What Does Reading Encourage?
Language Skills Recognizing and repeating letters, sounds and words. Seeing, hearing and practicing the use of language.
Memory Remembering letters/words, details, characters, plot, and situations. Connecting stories to own experiences.
Symbolic Thought Reading words, understanding meaning and visualizing. Making word-image connections.
Curiosity Listening andObserving Show and tell Asking QuestionsWho, what, where, when, why and how? Inspire newinterests
Preparing Kids for Reading Caring about reading Having books available Reading to your child Bring your child’s attention to writing/language Library visits
Reading to a child is the single most importantfactor in their reading success!
Your Favourite! What was your favourite book from your childhood? What made it so fantastic?
What makes a good children’sstory? Enjoyable story Age appropriate (language, plot, themes) Likeable characters Familiar situations Humorous, exciting, make-believe Basic, descriptive language Strong illustrations Respectful of diverse cultures and beliefs Pleasing rhythm, rhyme and repitition
Before You Start Age Appropriateness Language Level Plot and Characters (Be original!) Illustrations Themes, “lessons”, and learning opportunities
Your Assignment Your Job: Create your own children’s story Where: the computer lab When: Tuesday and Thursday Why: To illustrate your knowledge of: 1. the importance of reading for kids 2. the characteristics of a good children’s story
Online: Storybird http://storybird.com/ Online reading, story creating and sharing.