There's something magical about story time that captures children's rapt attention. Whenever I pull out a book and hold it up, children immediately turn their faces towards it and become completely silent. It's wonderful to experience the children's captivated attention as I read the book. When the book is finished and I hear the cries of "Again teacher! Again!" then I know that I have contributed to their love of reading.
You, too, can contribute to children's love of reading by organising children's story time. Here's the infographic for the post 'How to Prepare Lessons for Children's Story Time' to help you.
Again, the four easy steps are:
- Decide on a theme: Pick a theme and decide on what you want to teach the children.
- Select a story book with that theme: Browse the books available to you that contain the theme that you want to teach and select the best one.
- Brainstorm the activities: Brainstorm all the activities you can think of that could be done with this theme. Think of the three modes of learning - include activities that are kinesthetic/tactile, auditory and visual.
- Choose the craft: Children love craft activities so include an age appropriate craft from the theme for them to make.