The addition of Soaring to our pre-k program has been well received by the children and their parents. Soaring is the Monday enrichment class that allows children to continue their discovery of the wonderful world of books.
Reading is such an important skill to develop in children. The more young children are read to, the greater their interest in mastering reading. Reading out loud exposes children to proper grammar and phrasing, and helps young children develop vital language skills. It enhances the development of their spoken language skills and their ability to express themselves verbally.
Through books, children learn about other people and places, both real and imaginary. Through stories, they meet new friends and characters. Books can encourage children to be helpful, kind and show how to resolve conflict. At preschool, story time is a group activity that offers children the opportunity to sit quietly and be respectful in a group and also socialize and share with each other what they have heard.
Our Soaring class continues to nurture this skill in a fun filled day.
Soaring allows the children the opportunity to…
- Hear the story “Not a Box” and discover a box is just a box . . . unless it’s not a box. From mountain to rocket ship, a small rabbit shows that a box will go as far as the imagination allows. The children are allowed the opportunity to see where their imagination takes them.
- Share an adventure with Harold and the Purple Crayon.
- Discover the world of science as they make a cloud and hear the story, What Are Clouds?
- and so much more
Watch as our children soar ahead and discover the joy of reading.
Sharing her All About Me poster with classmates
Young children are so eager to share in each new experience and so willing to accept the wonderful differences in our world. Children are excited to learn about how we are all the same in many ways, but how each person is also unique and special.
Preschool children begin to notice differences among people…some are short and others are tall, some have blue eyes and others brown..they notice skin color, eye shapes and hair color. Diversity also encompasses children’s individual interests and capabilities, cultural differences, age and gender difference and language differences.
As children are discovering these differences, it is important to embrace the diversity in the classroom setting as it helps the children feel content in who they are and helps them feel valued.
A young child who learns to embrace diversity will embrace this concept as an aspect of life that they value. Preschoolers love to learn songs and dances from other cultures and sing and count in different languages. They enjoy activities that help them think about and discuss the concept of fairness, as this is a familiar issue for young children. It is especially rewarding for children to learn about the culture and language of one of their classmates and their families.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Preschool is proud to be a place where all children are celebrated and valued.
Celebrating Lei Day