Mr Bear Says Hello 8 week session

C$140.00

Mr. Bear Says Hello is a program designed to further your toddler or pre-schooler’s early literacy through storytelling and language play.

Storyteller Anna Jaeger and lovable Mr. Bear share songs, rhymes, fingerplays, circle games, stories, and books with parents of young children aged 18 months to 4 years old! 

Benefits for the Child:

Storytelling nurtures your child’s:

  • Vocabulary and listening skills
  • Imagination and visualization skills
  • Ability to think and conceptualize
  • Ability to empathize
  • Ability to express themselves through language
  • Ability to deal with emotions positively
  • Sense of connection to others and belonging in the community
  • Small motor skills with clapping and fingerplay gestures
  • Large motor skills with action songs and circle games

Storytelling supports all of these benefits, naturally and effortlessly, through oral language play.   The youngest listeners learn to recognize and use actions, rhymes, songs, stories and echoes.  Repetition gives the child time to observe and learn this delightfully enriched language material. This is early literacy at its best!

Benefits for the Parent:

Mr. Bear Says Hello offers a simultaneous workshop for parents. Parent’s participation is key to the success of this program. Parents will learn new material and observe new ways to play it, plus strategies  for adapting material to a wide range of children’s ages and abilities.

Storytelling skills are an asset to every parent’s skill set.  Storytelling gives you tools that are portable and practical and can be used spontaneously wherever your day with children takes you!  It also offers a great addition to your daily routine.  When you engage in songs, stories and rhymes with your child, you are nurturing positive family dynamics and learning.

8 Sundays from September 16th to November 11th, from 11:15am to 12:00pm

 

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Please arrive 10 minutes early for your first class. 

All classes are held in the studio at Evymama, 1345 Saint Clair Avenue West in Toronto. We can be reached via live chat or at (416) 465-9991. See our studio and class policies here

 

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