The Gingerbread Way Program Online workshops blend pedagogy and practice for those who work with young children, up to age 5, and their families. Through a variety of learning activities, such as breakout-room exercises and group discussion, participants will:
1) Enrich their planning skills with a deeper understanding of rhymes, songs, and stories and how they support areas of child development.
2) Learn oral storytelling and presentation strategies to engage children during storytime and throughout the day.
3) Select rhymes, songs, and stories that appeal to children of different ages, cultural backgrounds, and abilities.
4) Be introduced to resources to grow their skill sets and reflective practices.
Participants receive a resource guide, a PDF copy of the award-winning What’ll I Do with the Baby-o by Jane Cobb, and materials to create activities to use with children.
Nursery Rhymes and Child Development introduces participants to several oral nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and fingerpuppets, contextualizing them within domains of child development. Through facilitator presentations, discussion, and small group exercises, they learn and practice new materials to use with children and families. They also explore how to adapt them throughout the day for children of different ages, cultural backgrounds, and abilities.
Early Literacy & Books leads participants through the skills and knowledge that young children learn to prepare them for reading. They review how children’s engagement with books supports developmental domains, such as emotions. Through facilitator presentations, discussion, and small group exercises, participants also explore various strategies and activities to foster children’s early literacy skills, including finding the “just right” book for different ages, cultural backgrounds, and abilities.
Oral Storytelling Basics immerses participants in the experience of listening to traditional folktales told orally and/or with minimal props, such as sequencing cards. Through interactive and small group exercises, they practice visual, auditory, and kinesthetic story-learning techniques. They also learn how oral storytelling supports a variety of developmental domains and how to adapt stories for children of different ages, cultural backgrounds, and abilities.
Horizon Family Centre
3404 25 St NE
Date & Time:
October 15, 2021 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
For more information and to register, go here.