How our Librarian stimulates curiosity, creativity and a love of reading in Early Childhood Foundations


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Early Childhood Foundations students at ISP love visiting the fantastic ISP Learning Innovation Hub! In this article, Early Childhood Librarian Ms. Sandra gives some examples for how she helps foster a love of reading in our youngest learners!

Library & Tinker Time

Fostering the love for books is my main goal and the ECF3/4 & 5 students clearly enjoy coming to the library! Tinker Time is an Early Childhood STEM Activity. Our starting point is always a book, which leads into building & creating. It is all about engagement, inspiring wonder and sometimes resulting in research in non-fiction books.

After reading Marcus Pfister’s old time favourite The Rainbow Fish, the pictures above show the students are making their own Rainbow Fish.

Book-inspired Creativity

After reading lots of snow picture books, students felt it was time for some snow art using the branches of an old Christmas tree.

A book is always our starting point. Above, it was Stickman by Julia Donaldson.

On the left above, students read a picture book about yarn and looked at non-fiction books about wool & sheep. Next they made a collage with sticky tape and yarn. On the right above, after reading a funny fairy-tale, the students started to build sturdy castles for their princesses.

Above the students decorate a very unusual floor tree!

I hope these examples give you a little impression of what we do to help stimulate curiosity, creativity and a love of reading in the Innovation Learning Hub.

In the mean time, don’t hesitate to contact me srichards@isp.cz. For our current families we can always check out more books to you in Rohlik bags. 🙂

Ms Sandra

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