Saturday, October 1, 2011
This past week we witnessed Story Hour at the local library. This is something that I have been a part of before, working with a daycare over the summer. It was great to see all of the resources that were available in the library. The class got to listen to stories and participate in discussions and sing-a-longs. I really felt that the leaders were able to engage and keep the student's attention. The stories were vividly told and always had some type of media that went along with them. I really think that using multimedia in the classroom in so important. This use means that students will not have to be particiapting in the same thing over and over again. They were able to traditionally listen to a story, watch movie about a book, and draw illustrations to a book that was being presented. The one thing I would see concern with would be the length. The story time was an hour long, and as the library assitant mentioned, this can be very long for some of the younger viewers. Over all I felt that this would be something exciting for children and could be a wonderful field trip that they could participate in, since children really need to be given a chance to get out of the classroom. I encourage all parents to look into this experience and also to seek out the resources that the children's section has to offer. It truly is a safe place where children can be actvitely engaged!