WHAT IS LITTLE
A fun, educational and social class for children aged 0-4 and their grown-ups. Each week we explore a different children’s book and create a piece of craft related to the story. Our classes are in comfortable, accessible and quality venues where people can feel free to stay after class and chat, socialise and enjoy delicious food and drink in a relaxing child-friendly environment with convenient parking.
Our classes are led by experienced qualified teachers.
Pre-school and Primary School sessions
We offer engaging, interactive story sessions for schools. Children will play an active role in exploring the story and related themes (linked to EYFS) and independently create a piece of craft, with songs, music, actions and more.
Learning and development
Our classes are guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) principles and we provide a warm, enabling environment where children thrive and grow to be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured, making and strengthening positive relationships.
Oracy (speaking and listening) and storytelling are key to learning, not just in terms of literacy and learning about the world but also in terms of relationships and bonding.
We particularly focus our classes on developing the three prime areas of learning and development outlined in the EYFS:
Communication and language
Personal, social and emotional development
What are the benefits of the classes?
For children, the classes will:
Build confidence and self-esteem
Stimulate curiosity and imagination
Improve listening and concentration skills
Promote team work
Help process information more easily as they learn to connect emotions with stories
Provide opportunities to socialise
Use exploratory play to support learning and develop skills
For grown-ups, the classes will:
Provide a social platform with other members of the class
Give greater confidence in engaging children in reading
Demonstrate reading and storytelling techniques that can be used at home
Involve a range of exploratory techniques to develop children’s cognitive functions and emotional development
Show how stories have different purposes such as to entertain, educate and share social, cultural and moral values
Allow you to see your child’s journey of growing understanding as they engage with the narrative, plot, characters and setting of different stories
We’re going to tell a story
This rug is where we start.
What shapes can you all see?
A square, a star, a heart?
Let’s listen really carefully
And explore the tale -let’s go!
A fun adventure we’re all on
Which book? Does anyone know?
We’ve all explored our story
This rug is where we end.
We hope you have had lots of fun
Listening with your friends.
Let’s wave goodbye to everyone.
Now raise your hands up high.
Thanks for a fun adventure.
We’ll see you soon. Goodbye!
Little Story Explorers © 2018
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