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Think Gazette

November 2023


Message from the Chief Principal


The Magic of Storytelling 


As we embark on the delightful journey of nurturing young minds, we emphasise on the incredible impact that storytelling can have on our children’s learning and development during the early years.  It is a powerful tool that facilitates the development of language skills, imagination and emotional well-being.  


In the classroom we weave storytelling into our daily routines and we are constantly exploring the world of stories with our little ones.  As we do so, we are able to witness consistent language development, cognitive growth and increased awareness in emotional intelligence.  We even schedule a storytelling and story writing theme into the curriculum in the second term so that our children can apply their growing literacy abilities, like their knowledge in phonics and sight words, and their contextual thinking skills using the six W’s to decipher a plot in the process of storytelling and writing.   


Storytelling helps children develop their creative and imaginative minds.  It is a strategy of learning that benefits children starting as soon as they start to have listening comprehension abilities.  Starting in the home, parents can use the three W’s, what, who and where, to help children gauge into contexts of stories, and eventually extend to the six W’s, to include when, why and how.  By doing so, children will develop an inquiring mind, leading to a lifetime of self-directed learning, to become a learner who is observant, articulate, and creative.


We hope that parents can actively participate in our Parent’s Storytelling Time at the school and share precious moments telling stories to our children and their classmates, and be our partner in bringing up some book lovers endowed with a lifelong literacy journey.   As a start, you can make use of the school’s learning materials and resources created by our Curriculum Director, Ms Mui, such as our story cards, story dice, or readers to facilitate children’s creation of stories, or you can attend our workshops for the lower and upper nursery parents.  Using the six W’s can be very simple, if you put your heart into a story, it will come very naturally. 


Good luck and have fun with your children on your story adventures!


Lily Choy

Chief Principal


 
Campus Activities
 

專題分享之親子伴讀


      親子伴讀是指家長和兒童共同閱讀圖畫書及分享閱讀。親子伴讀有不同的類型:1.家長先說一遍,家長兒童再一起看,家長依據兒童有興趣之處說明。 2.增加認識型:每頁說完,家長依據當頁內容提出問題,兒童依其能力回答。


親子伴讀有甚麼好處?


1)使兒童得到歡愉和樂趣

2)豐富兒童經驗,增廣見識

3)融和兒童感情,幫助自我舒緩情緒

4)陶冶兒童性情,培養高尚品德情操

5)發展兒童想像力,訓練創造思考

6)培養兒童美感,塑造豐富美麗的心靈

7)提高兒童語文能力

8)促進親子關係

9)提升專注力



      相信家長們都知道親子伴讀有很多的好處,來讓我們的幼兒從小就聆聽故事,體驗閱讀故事的樂趣,漸漸建立個人閱讀的好習慣吧!如果你希望孩子喜歡閱讀,可參考以下各項:


圖書的選擇


1)選擇合適幼兒年紀或幼兒喜歡的圖書

2)3歲或以下可選擇豐富圖畫內容的書籍

3)3歲以上可因應幼兒的能力選擇遂漸有文字出現的書籍

4)注意字體大小適中而端正,與圖畫是否配合 

5)內容有益身心發展

6)隨年齡增長,題材可多樣化,增進孩子對外界事物的探索 


家長的預備


1)先看一次故事,了解故事內容及情節

2)如有較難發音字詞,可先查字典尋找正確的發音及意思 

3)想像喜、怒、哀、樂的情緒,預先編排語調、表情、動作,跟隨故 

     事內容和情節來改變 

4)可預備與故事有關的物件,增加趣味性

5)預習為故事當中一些情節配上聲音 

6)預先找尋故事高潮部份,設定一些提問,營造互動空間


其他注意事項


1)留意環境氣氛,營造適合講故事的氣氛,例如關上電視、電話

2)留意幼兒的反應,看會否說得太快難而明白,又或是過慢而顯得沉悶

3)留意聲音控制,語氣親切、生活化,例如語速、聲量、咬字發

4)適時停頓,營造互動空間,可運用問句檢視幼兒是否明白故事內容,

   或讓幼兒猜想故事之後的情節,增加投入度

5)營造氣氛﹙如驚奇、緊張、興奮、憤怒、害怕或製造懸疑等等﹚

6)可用重覆句加強氣氛或重要部份

7)五官和身體動作的配合


學校活動


   學校亦定期邀請家長到學校作故事爸媽,讓家長有機會嘗試和接觸不同幼兒,增加說故事的體驗。大家一起來看看家長們的參與。。。


 

Campus Activities


Mei Foo Campus


Laguna City Campus



Nam Cheong Campus


Ma On Shan Campus



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