Did you know that parents who sing and talk with their children are building reading readiness and making a difference in lifelong learning? Interested in learning about other activities that will help your children learn and grow? If so, check out StoryBlocks.org!
I love reading and singing to my 7-month old, and while I always knew it was fun for my baby to watch me act out the itsy bitsy spider climbing the water spout, I didn’t realize how much these types of fingerplays and rhyming songs actually impacted her healthy brain functionality! Score one for mom!!
StoryBlocks.org is a website of videos in both English and Spanish that are fun and educational--the best part is the presenter in the video actually explains the reasons why the particular rhyme, story, or song benefits your child. I don’t know about you, but as a mom I am committed to doing everything in my power to help my baby learn and grow and StoryBlocks helps me do that (and I need all the help I can get!). Plus, I’m sure my baby will appreciate me shaking things up a bit with some new material--I’ve just about memorized the “Baby Hop”! After checking out the videos, you can even rate the clips and leave feedback. How cool is that?
To learn more about StoryBlocks and support for StoryBlocks, visit http://www.storyblocks.org/about
So much brain research has happened in recent years, and while many of us do and have done good things to help the brain develop, we're just now learning the real impact on learning. For me, it's helpful in the motivation departent to know there is an impact when I read to my child, sing songs and play with words and language.
Thank you for your comment. The entire subject is fascinating! I agree--knowing you're making a difference is great motivation!
All parents should check out the website uptoten.org
Two parents (English & French) started it long ago and features their combined art and music for two characters. There are stories, songs, games and art.