Our language rich class room provides open communication, where teachers circulate during free play to encourage language skills and help children initiate and respond to conversations with others.
During group learning, children :
- Tell stories, creating endings with alternatives
- Contribute to group discussions
- Sing songs
Language arts are encouraged with story time, puppet shows, games, and through music and drama.
Reading literacy is achieved through a variety of methods:
- Use of weekly themes based on alphabetic letters
- Books are made available during child directed free choice play time
Creative, cognitive learning games are used to build alphabet and phonics recognition. Children learn through a fun process that produces results.
Process – using an alphabet fishing game, the child uses a magnetic pole to catch a fish with a letter on it (fun)
Product – after catching the fish, child identifies the letter (challenge)