Thursday, September 22, 2016

This week is THEMED Legos-  Minecraft was the theme this week.
Themed Legos is on the 4th Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm
Please if you missed this weeks STEAM program, join us the 1st Thursday of the month for STEM....
On October 6th 2016, they will be learning about MAGNETS...

Adventurers Story-Time   Thursdays @ 11:30 am

Today topic: "Dog's Rule"
Miss Beth Ann had materials ready for the little Adventurers to make dog ears and a dog nose!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Using Digital Materials with early literacy

Hello !

If you have been wondering whether to use digital materials when reading to your young children, here are some suggestions to consider:

  1.  Choose digital books in a format that is as simple as possible. If your goal is to read to your child, use books without all the extra bells and whistles. Search for classic picture books in a digital format.
  2. Turn off the narration. Especially during the first few times with a new digital book, read the book in your own voice, pause, ask questions and fully engage in the wonderful parent-child conversation that makes the read-aloud experience so rich for young children. Just as with traditional books, children will learn to “read” them independently. Encourage them to do this without the narration and to tell the story as they remember it by looking at the pictures.
  3. Use the manual instead of auto setting. This allows you and your child to move through the book at a comfortable pace and to turn back a page or two whenever your child wants to.