A Literacy Learning Story, by Jess
You noticed Humpty Dumpty and how "He break!" This caused you much distress. You were very concerned for Humpty Dumpty and the fact that he had broken. One day you even woke up from your sleep pointing to the Humpty dumpty poster and saying "He break" Over time we have talked you through that it is okay that Humpty is just an egg and its okay to break an egg. Caeden you are so caring, even for Humpty Dumpty.
What is happening here?
The teachers recognise the significance of the importance emotional connection in learning to communicate and to become literate. The giggles of the children in "Hey Diddle Diddle", the sadness of Humpty Dumpty's demise, have an impact. This impact deepens the curiosity, the desire to relive the experience and to find out more about these powerful emotions.
The teachers here recognise this unfolding exploration. They recognise that the exploration is enabling the child to experience the fullness of communication and come to a place of deeper connection with literacy now and to search for it in text in the future.
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