Never forget the power of a story

never forget the power of a story 2The simple act of reading to your child encourages him in so many ways. It develops, neural pathways, imagination, literacy skills, fine motor skills (turning pages), social skills. And perhaps most importantly, reading together develops attachment to both books & to you as a parent, it is shared time together, and so very special.

Reading is a ticket to another world, one in which anything is possible & your child is the master of their own universe, and future.

Never forget the power of a shared story.

 

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Pirate month at little BIG fitness!

Well May has been pirate month for the littles, and what fun we have been having.

Here are the activities that we have been up to. Pics to come.

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New story cards are on the cards at LBF

Some story card drawings for the little BIGs.
I’m quite excited by the concept- the kids will each pick a card, & collectively make up a story by combining them. We will write the story & the kids will illustrate ‘their’ page themselves. Put it all together & a copy for each of the kids. Perfect!
The drawings are Unfinished and there are more to come, but here are some tasters.

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Y is for YOUR response

Y is for YOUR responsebe ready to provide timely and appropriate responses to your childs attempts and achievements. Remember, we learn much more readily with positive feedback than negative, and your responses are vital to your child, after all, you are their most influential role model.

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C is for Connect & engage

C is for connect & engageCheck that your child is connected and engaged with the activity and it purpose through stories and explanation.