Dec 18, 2017

ELEA Monthly News: January 2018
By Doris Knuth

Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ”

Happy New Year to you all.  The hectic pace of the holidays are behind us.  Christmas services done, learning music, reciting bible verses and making parent gifts completed and received with great joy.  Time to get back to our daily schedule as usual.  As we enter 2018 with renewed energy, I would like to offer ideas for your programs and families around the concept of January as Literacy Month. 

Nurturing young children comes in many forms.  Language and play are a young child’s tool for learning everything about the world.  It is also the most important tool for early literacy learning.  We continue to include literacy in everything we do in our classrooms and in our communication with families.  As children grow, their interests evolve and their thinking processes expand.  Here are a few ideas for you to share on increasing children’s excitement about books. Developing a love for books includes more than just reading to children.