ISTCI celebrates the Week of the Young Child TCI 2016
The ‘Week of the Young Child TCI 2016’ was awesome!
The Ministry and Department of Education join with the many Early Childhood Centres and Schools across the Turks and Caicos Islands in recognition of the ‘Week of the Young Child TCI’.
Annually the International School creates even more stimulating and educational activities for this special week! See 2015 blog
This year the EYFS (Early Years and Foundation Stage) teachers of the International School created fabulous array of activities for the children all week such as reading, writing and creative play activities to celebrate the week of the young child TCI.
The early childhood years serve as an essential foundation for subsequent literacy development, as it plays a key role in enabling early learning experiences that are linked to children becoming proficient in reading later on in life.
Reading is fundamental as it engages all subject areas, equipping children with the necessary developmental skills that will allow them to communicate with others expressing their thoughts, feelings and ideas. It broadens their sensitivity towards letter sounds and helps them to acquire greater phonological awareness and phonics.
Principal Katie Hinks said:
“To highlight the outstanding work being done in our Early Years Foundation Stage we have had a wonderful week, as usual, celebrating the importance we put on this crucial stage in children’s learning and development.
It is with this in mind that the Department of Education urges all early childhood schools and centres to position their early literacy programmes to the forefront. Reading activities must be visible with print rich environments and various types of interesting books, materials and resources that support and encourage reading. It must involve the home, school and the community and be promoted by its parents, teachers and children.
We set up different stations in the playground such as: water tray, play dough station, music, shaving cream, parachute etc.
I was very pleased watching them playing together, running around with friends and of course laughing and giggling at each other.
Through playing, the children are learning in many different areas such as literacy, socialisation and communication. Playing with these beautiful children makes me feel so blessed!
Great job everyone.
Grand Finale of the Week of the Young Child
On the last day we had a fun story telling called “The Very Selfish Crocodile“. The children knew the story by heart and that’s why they truly enjoyed the story.
Mrs. Kilic was the narrator, Ms. Evieann was the mouse and I was the very selfish crocodile. What fun! The kids had great time watching their teachers.
What a fantastic week!
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