I have confidence in me!
Our focus for this week has been to help the children develop their self-esteem, as well as the continued development of their vocabulary.
This week at each carpet session, just before snack time, we have read the children "That's Not My Hedgehog" which is part of the Usborne touchy-feely books range. The text is perfect for the children in Pre School as the sentences are very short and easy to recite.
At the beginning of the week the children were unfamiliar with the book but by Friday they were able to recall missing words when we read the story. They had the confidence in themselves to shout out the missing word and looked very pleased with themselves when they got it right.
Many of the children have also looked at the book one to one with an adult where they were able to feel the textured parts of the book and link what they were touching with the description on the page.