These videos capture moments that illustrate productive story and play-related interactions between children and adults. Young children learn many essential early literacy lessons with appropriate opportunities to explore print in the company of the people around them. The busy, often noisy pace of home and preschool life often makes it difficult for us to appreciate what and how learning is taking place. Like the layers of a butterfly’s wings, becoming literate is more complex than the surface features would suggest. Here’s a chance to slow down and watch some examples of Storyplay in action. The note accompanying each video highlights significant features of different literacy learning aspects.
These are grouped under various relevant literacy-learning-related categories, including sharing attention, concepts of print, pretend play, emergent writing, emergent reading, making connections and emotional satisfaction.
Concepts of Print