We all know that reading to children between the ages of two and five is incredibly important. Below are a few benefits that highlight the importance of reading.
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Reflection: I am so overjoyed to see that my girls are becoming live long learners and are developing a love for books. What an inspiration to see these girls creating, collaborating and being independent learners. Todd Parr’s simple stories about inclusion, acceptance and most of all.....understanding that it’s OK to be yourself has given us pause to realize the importance of understanding yourself and others.
Todd Parr, author and illustrator has written over 38 children’s books, most of which are about love, kindness and feelings. What better time to introduce his books to the girls as we have been exploring ourselves, friends, and feelings. I did share a few pictures of Todd’s Parr’s Studio and the girls asked, “What’s a studio?’ It’s a place where artist think and create their illustrations. We collectively decided to create our own Todd Parr Studio.
The girls began a discovery of faces with their own. They are all fascinated with the image they see in the mirror and have created their own faces with oil pastels, paying close attention to details such as skin shades, eyes, nose, mouth, eyebrows, eyelashes and the black pupils we all have which has been fascinating to them. The girls enjoy exploring art through different media and they are in the process of capturing their images with tempera paint at the art easel. This investigation of faces opens a new portal where they can begin to dig deeper and ponder the likes and differences among themselves. Pictures were taken and graphs’ have been constructed for comparison of eye and hair color. These features were duplicated and used at a center for explorations of funny faces. The focus of many centers this week has been interesting explorations of all kinds of faces....
We began our exploration on identifying emotions by using a mirror to draw dramatic self-portraits.When our girls enter our room….how they feel is “written all over their face”. Observing these expressions and acting on how to react to the way a person feels is an important milestone for children. They begin to recognize how people feel and are learning how to react and at times give comfort to friends and family… good practice for all of us. We again pulled out our mirrors and identified emotions, took pictures, and used thinking pens to create pictures of how they feel.
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..."Within a structured and nurturing environment, Hutchison encourages each student to develop a lifelong joy of learning, to sharpen her intellectual curiosity, to cultivate artistic expression, and to strive for physical well-being" ...Hutchison philosophy.