Stories, Songs and Movement for Young Children
(beginning January 21, 2014)
Our Story Time Schedule
February 18- March 11: Construction
March 18 & 19: Spring Break...No Story Time
March 25-April 16 : Mice
Why Repetition is Important During Story Time
We recognize that young children need rhyme, rhythm and most of all repetition to become engaged and active learners.
Here are just a few of the benefits from using repetition during Story Time:
1. Repetition Supports Brain Development. Every time a young child's brain is stimulated, pathways are formed. Those pathways thicken when the information is repeated.
2. Repetition Helps Retain. Repetitious reading and rhymes reinforce memory skills, sequencing skills and increases vocabulary. Just imagine how difficult it would be to try to remember something after hearing it only once...we often use repetition ourselves to help us retain it.
3. Repetition Allows Young Children to Become Active Participants. Reading a story, singing a song or acting out a finger play once with a young child only gives the adult the opportunity to participate. By using repetition, young child can memorize and become a active participant.
This is just a few of the many benefits of repetition during Story Time. We hope that you visit each week and see the benefits!