Early Literacy Reminder- Movement and Brain Function
We do lots of movement activities in all of our storytimes--for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Dancing, fingerplays, books that allow for movement, and more have always been a wonderful part of storytime. I think it's important to share with parents that we don't just do movement and activity because it's fun--it's also a critical part of brain development and helps children build brain connections! Here's an early literacy tip you could share in any storytime after you've read a fun movment story: "We do a lot of movement in storytime. Not only is this fun, but it actually builds brain connections and is a critical part of brain development. By having children mimic the movements they see on the page it reinforces concepts and makes learning fun!"