Friday, October 11, 2013

Baby Story Time - October 10 - What Was Read

I'm getting over a cold, which I talked about before we started. I talked about how I couldn't smell because of my cold and guess what? Today's theme was SENSES!

Baby Story Time at Blue Bell is a story time session geared specifically toward babies (ages 6 months to 18 months). We'll read stories, sing songs, chant rhymes, and play with baby! Baby Story Time is also an event for parents and caregivers to learn about early literacy skills to help prepare baby for reading as well as to help foster a love of reading.

What Was Read What We Did
  • Sang my favorite opening and closing songs: "If You'd Like to Hear a Story" and "The More We Read Together." 
  • Recited a rhyme about how two eyes see, two ears hear, one nose smells, and one mouth eats yummy treats.
  • Sang "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" as we pointed to each part.
  • Recited a bounce rhyme called "Trot, Trot to Boston."
Early Literacy Tip

  • Background Knowledge: Children are learning through their sense from day 1 and all of that learning is setting up a foundation for them as they grow older. This background knowledge is important for child. While it may not seem they understand the concept of senses, they do recognize that the floor feels different (carpet vs. wood) and that something looks different. Talk to them about their world. Talk about what they may be hearing, seeing, or touching (“Oh, that feels soft”). The descriptors you use help lay the foundation for reading and understanding their world.
  • Talk! Talk! Talk! Talk to your baby. Narrate the day or talk about what is going on or think out loud as you make a meal and they watch. Use “I feel,” “I hear,” as jumping off points to introduce new words and reinforce old ones. Talk in specifics in an attempt to identify things. Baby doesn’t always know that “it” means the chair or phone.

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