Trinity Lutheran Preschool
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me..."
Early Childhood Monthly Newsletter--June 2015
Summer Reading Ideas!
The library is a magical place that will open a world of books to children. When children get to choose their own books, it’s a powerful hook to get them to read. Most libraries have summer reading programs, as well as puppet shows and special events.
*Hint! Let children decorate a cloth bag to store books from the library. Keep it in a special place to encourage children to be responsible.
Have a quiet time each day when all devices are TURNED OFF. If you don’t make this a priority and routine, it won’t happen. Not only should you expect your children to read, you need to enjoy a book and be a good model for them. In the book THE SMARTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD, an interesting finding was that parents who read with their children and modeled reading had a positive impact on academic success.
“If you want to catch a rabbit, you have to have a rabbit trap.” And, if you want children to read and listen to you read to them, you have to create a unique place where they will want to read.
*Let children decorate a cardboard appliance box to be a “book clubhouse.”
*Put pillows and stuffed animals in a small plastic pool so they can “dive in” and read.
*Make a tent and let them read with a flashlight.
*Brainstorm other places that would be fun to read.
MOPS coming to Trinity in the fall of 2015...
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers I mean kiddos from birth through kindergarten. MOPS will meet monthly and I need to create a LEADERSHIP TEAM that would like to help with the planning of these meetings. Please email me, call me, or stop me in the hallway to talk to me about you helping us kick-off a MOPS group here at Trinity.