Our grade 1 learners have been practicing their skills over the past term via a variety of creative activities. The focus for the first term was on getting to know each other and creating a group atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable and confident to express themselves freely.
How can we enhance self expression and communication when working with young children? In our sessions we use stories to convey a message and encourage children to talk about their observations and their inner lives.
Sharing stories and looking at picture books is a much loved activity and the children enjoy this special time.
In the photo below you can see our wonderful facilitator Bulelwa reading a story with the children
Very young children love and demand stories, and can understand complex matters presented as stories, when their powers of comprehending general concepts, paradigms, are almost nonexistent. -Oliver Sacks
by Regina Broenner