Wednesday, April 2, 2014

First Open Morning

The Grow Up to Read program is a new initiative from the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre created to provide young children and their families an opportunity to participate in positive, culturally rich, research-based early literacy activities.

This week marks our first Grow Up to Read open morning at the Nanaimo Boys and Girls Club.  Visitors took part in Aboriginal themed interactive stories, alphabet activities and songs.

Today we used puppets to re-tell an animal s-s-s-story.  Can you s-s-s-spot the alphabet letter we were practicing?

We also s-s-s-squeezed and s-s-s-squished playdough s-s-s-snakes and s-s-s-spiders.

Outside we listened to another traditional story about a dog salmon who did not want to let the other salmon swim up river.  The salmon work together to create a plan and by sharing their feelings openly with the dog salmon they resolve the problem.  
The children were also motivated to work together and re-tell the story using their playground space and props to act out the tale.

Please join use next Wednesday, April 9th 2014 from 9am-12 for our next open morning.  

Everyone is welcome!  

We will be sharing traditional stories, playing games, singing songs and exploring more alphabet activities.

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