This month, the team at Cleveland Early Learning Centre has been focussing on literacy and language development in their programs to tie in with our Book Week celebrations.
At our recent team meeting we explored the Abecedarian Approach of Conversational Reading, where the adult interacts with the child in the storytelling and focusses on having a conversation about what they see in the book, and how they can share a conversation about it. We are focussing on this in our story time sessions and have seen a marked improvement in children's attentiveness and interest in the books we are reading and engaging in.
The Abecedarian Approach to learning is a parent /child focussed Educational approach. Below is the link to what it is all about and it can give you some tips on reading with your child and how to gain positive interactions with your child:
Children who are surrounded by daily activities such as reading, talking, storytelling, singing and sharing rhymes will experience more comprehensive vocabulary, language and cognitive development before they start formal kindergarten and school programs. Some fun ways you can help your child become confident with language and literacy are:
Please enjoy a snapshot of our Book Week costumes from our younger children.