Rereading familiar stories and then watching a video of that story helps to build and support the language and ideas to discuss story themes. Active story read-alouds or stories that have songs included engages young learners to be active in Circle Time learning. Here is a sing along story “I love my White Shoes” and the rhyme “5 Little pumpkins. For more Pete the Cat stories look here.
Here is a “Story” I have created with Storify. It is a digital platform that compiles information shared on social media (using hashtags and links). This story showcases the connections and conversations regarding our #eccphoto Project (mostly on twitter and instagram) amongst the contributing teachers and our supportive administration. Take a look through and you will see just how many contributors are sharing their thoughts/reflection and their student’s learning.
Slippery fish was one of our first favorite classroom songs and as we really started to enjoy performing on our classroom stage, we had a blast making our own version!
Simple children’ songs are not just fun. They provide a great opportunity for young learners to build confidence with trying to learn and use new vocabulary. Building vocabulary, a strong foundation in language, along with a love for stories and retelling stories will support literary development. Please enjoy our digital story telling!