Sing into Reading: the Blog

Little ones love literacy.

Music is magic! 

Someday Soon Jar

 

How to make a "Someday Soon jar:"

  • Take a jar and write "Someday Soon" on it. 
  • Whenever you think of something you want to do someday soon that you can't do right now, write it on a piece of paper and put it in the jar. 
  • Someday soon, when you are able to do all these things, enjoy taking out your papers, reading your ideas, and doing all those fun things!
  • I want to thank Jewish Federation of Toledo for my "Someday Soon jar."

Keep singing,

Risa

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Telling Small Moment Stories

 

Telling stories is how we contextualize and make sense of our world. 

Last week, I talked about the importance of telling fairy tales and folk tales. I referenced Bruno Bettleheim's Uses of Enchantment. Going through difficult scenarios and emotions in stories prepares us to go through them in real life. 

Today I share a small moment story with you from my childhood, "All Sandy." 

Tell your small moment stories. Tell stories to your little ones about when you were little.

Keep singing,

Risa

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Folk Tales and Fairy Tales

 

In this blog, I talk about how important it is - not just to read stories to our children - but also to tell them. Stories help us make sense of the world, and boost our emotional intelligence. In particular, fairy tales and folk tales teach us coping skills and prepare us for difficult emotions and situations in life.

After talking about folk tales, I tell one, and sing it.

I mentioned story startes and closers. You can find a great list of story starters HERE, and story closers HERE

Keep telling stories.

Keep singing,

Risa

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