By Shimrit Duvdevany, WISS Parent Volunteer
A huge surprise awaited our Early Years children one very special morning at WISS. Eyes lit up, gasps of joy, laughter abounded as they were greeted by a Brown Bear, a Hungry Caterpillar, a Rainbow Fish and a Little Blue Truck, all brought to life by their parents!
Bringing Books Alive was a featured event during Literacy Month in Early Years. The purpose of this event was to create a special moment for our Early Years students to connect with some of their favorite stories. We wanted to bring joy to the kids as they discover reading.
We chose four popular children’s books and created an activity station for every book. In The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle) the kids threw “food” into his mouth. For Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Did You See? (Eric Carle) the children acted like the animals in the book. There was an obstacle course at The Little Blue Truck (Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry) station, and children got to go fishing at the The Rainbow Fish (Marcus Pfister). We had 10 amazing moms (Lee, Tanya, Ally, Ivy, Maria, Maryjo, Iris, Sisi, Orange, Angel, Ivy) from Early Years who spent numerous hours from home creating each station and spending the day running the activities with the children.
A special thank you to all the parent volunteers and to the Early Years staff for enthusiastically supporting this event.