Their are many benefits to teaching kids about folktales. To many they are magical! Teaching children folk stories offers them a number of benefits. Not only are we learning about someone’s culture we are sharing our own. It helps develop their imagination and helps them to think out of the box. Experience Early Learning Curriculum has given us many stories to build our knowledge of different cultures and exposes our kids to new ways of thinking.
ANASI & THE POT OF WISDOM
This african folktale is about a spider who wants to keep all the wisdom to himself. We talked about how we could work together and the benefits of working together. This activity has helped us build critical thinking skills by exploring multiple ways to accomplish a task.
What might these large pots hold? Will you repeat your patter in your design?
CREATIVE ART DRAW A PLANT – STORY OF THE EMPTY POT
We invited our children to follow the suggested movements as I read aloud. After the story we talked about what it means to be honest. In this invitation to create we are drawing a plant. Our prompts included: What kinds of plants are your favorite’s? What colors will you use in your art? What do you notice about the plants in the photo?
HOW THE RAINBOW WAS MADE
Experience Early Learning Curriculum provides us with a curriculum that helps develop critical thinking along with independant thinking skills. They encourage kids to think for themselves building a skill that will benefit them later in their future. With this activity we focused on small group literacy writing our letters in rainbow colors we encouraged our preschoolers to choose different color pens to write their alphabet.
Thank you Experience Early Learning Curriculum for creating a curriculum that focuses on our children, giving us a research based curriculum where kids can grow at their own pace using their own ideas to create their projects. Giving adaptations to preschoolers who need it and giving a lesson plan to us teachers that creates success for all.