Following our theme of “We Heartly Connect”, Little Atlas Preschool reached out to our parents to invite them into our class to share their interests with our little innovators.
We hope that through this sharing session, we can exchange experiences and understand each other better. Our parents can experience being a mini teacher for the day and our little innovators can experience having another person taking over their lesson.
Remember our project on “Connecting with Literature”, where we read one book per day with our children in conjunction with NLB’s “Read With Me” campaign? After the project, our little innovators fostered a deeper appreciation for reading and our parents have seen first-hand how much they have benefited from it. We were thrilled to receive 2 sets of parent volunteers come in to read to our children.
The Kinder Edisons (K2) had a wonderful reading session by Ian’s mummy! They were read ‘I’m Invited to a Party’ and ‘I Will Surprise My Friend’ from the “Elephant and Piggie” series. The children enjoyed the funny moments in the books and were intrigued by the expressions. Upon seeing how much the children enjoyed the stories, Ian’s mummy left the books in school so that they could browse through them at their own time.
The Kindy Galileos (K1) also had a very special guest come in to read them stories! Edsel’s mummy brought in three books, ‘Jungle Grumble’, ‘Bogtrotter’ and ‘Herbie’s Big Adventure’. The children listened to the stories and laughed along to the funny parts. They then drew their favourite story and characters in their drawing book. The hedgehog and giraffe were the most popular characters among all. The children enjoyed the experience and said that they would like their parents to come down and read them a story as well!
Both mummies chose to read their child’s favourite books to their classmates, as they wanted to share the joy those books have brought them. Spending time together while reading aloud helps create strong parent-child bonds. Reading a favourite book to your child not only helps bond with them, but also gives your child a sense of intimacy and well-being. This feeling of intimacy helps your child feel close to you, and the feelings of love and attention encourage positive growth and development. Not to mention the pride and gratification both children felt when their parent took the teacher’s seat to read to their friends.
With that, we are humbled and grateful for our ever supportive parents for taking time out of their busy schedules to join us this on journey to heartly connect with our children on an even deeper and more meaningful level.