Aims:– Encourage a love of books and stories within the whole family through playing with picture books – Increase confidence your own ability as a storyteller – Learn ways in which looking at stories together can boost communication skills for children aged 0-4 In each session we will: – Have a storytime, with props and singing and silliness, modelling ways you can use books at home beyond a straight forward reading – Meet a homemade ‘puppet’ or character made from bits and bobs, linked to the theme – Suggest and model a craft/ activity/ adventure you could do at home – Share an idea to grow at home to do with communication skills
Week 1 NoisesHow picture book sharing can be noisy and fun and expressive. Thinking about all the different ways we communicate with our children, and how they communicate with us. Using books to share ideas. Thinking about all the noises we can make! Week 2 Faces How picture books can support us to talk about emotions. Pulling faces, and having a giggle together! Looking carefully at faces in picture books and wondering how the characters feel. Week 3 The World Around Us How picture books can reflect our everyday lives, and show us things we’ve never seen before. Singing songs about what we do, and telling stories about our favourite things.
*Two week break*Week 4 Building our Own Stories Recapping all the activities and themes we have done over the last three weeks. Asking for favourites, talking about what made us laugh, what surprised us. Gathering ways to write our own story book at home!