Stories and Sounds
2 to 4 years – 60 minute programme
Thursdays, 3.45pm to 4.45pm
This ‘toddlers-plus’ class is based on the power of storytelling, to create the perfect environment to improve vocabulary, language and communications skills, and increase confidence.
We use music, drama and craft time to promote confidence and learning, and help children to develop rapidly and happily.
Our charismatic teachers read one fabulous book every month. Over the weeks the children’s vocabulary and knowledge grows.
We use a special prop box and/or music/percussion box to add detail to each story, bringing the plot to life and taking the children on a great adventure.
This 60 minute class includes:
- Focus Story
- Circle Time with key vocabulary and songs, directly chosen to reinforce new words and learned phrases from the themed book.
- Art & craft project to reinforce new vocabulary or the characters/concepts from the book.
Stories and Sounds Calendar, 2019
Thursdays, January to April
Theme Story: Opposites
CLOSED January 1st & 10th 2019
Jan 17th - Week 1: Big & Small, Hot & Cold
Jan 24th - Week 2: Night & Day
Jan 31st - Week 3: Loud & Quiet
Theme Story: Opposites Continues...
Feb 7th – Week 4: Clean & Dirty
Feb 14th – Week 5: Under & Over
Feb 21st: CLOSED – KSPACE HALF TERM
Feb 28th: Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Theme Story: Planes, Trains & Automobiles
March 7th - Planes, Trains & Automobiles
March 14th - Planes, Trains & Automobiles
March 21st - Planes, Trains & Automobiles
March 28th: The Books of Eric Carle
Theme Story: The Books of Eric Carle
April 11th – Brown Bear, Brown Bear
April 18th – Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth
April 25th - Easter Party, please book in advance, all places @ highlight party fee (no make-ups permitted).
Example Class Schedule
- Opening Circle
- Kokomo song & Kokomo Game(to build recognition and repetition)
- Rhythm Song - very active i.e. running, jumping
- Mystery Sound Time:
Our mystery sound time revolves around our sound box or some great instruments and mini flashcards that fit the key words in the theme/story.
- Story Time: Teachers read and perform themed story
- Themed songs with props.
- Detailed/Themed Arts & Craft
- Final gym time
- Closing Circle