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Pinvin Community Preschool

Nurturing hearts and minds on a path of possibilities

Communication and Language

There is nothing nicer then snuggling up with your children and immersing into a storybook or two.

Reading stories to children is beneficial in so many ways, supporting their listening, understanding and speaking skills. Its a time to come together away from distraction and travel to another world as your imagination sets sail.

Pre-school have a wealth of books for you to take home and share with your child. Please see your key person for more details.

Hungry Little Minds is a must have resource for all parents and those working with babies and children. This campaign celebrates how babies and children have a hunger for knowledge, wanting to explore and understand the world around them. The website has a wealth of ideas to help support communication at this exciting time.

Tiny Happy People is a BBC website designed to support parents and carers with children's early communication skills.

The website has some excellent videos on ideas to use with children at all ages of development.

Hungry Little Minds

BBC Teach Nursery Rhymes

Tiny Happy People

Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that children who know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they are four years old are usually among the best readers and spellers in their class by the time they are eight years

Benefits of singing rhymes to children;

A time to be together with no distraction

Extends vocabulary

Teaches mathematical concepts i.e. number or preposition (high, low)

Supports memory and sequencing of events

Invites children to use imagination

Sharing rhymes with children is sharing a tradition, remembering what it was like when you were a child

Help children understand variations in tone

Its great fun!