Story Time at Tutor Time
There’s one powerful learning experience that builds language and literacy skills and strengthens cognitive and social-emotional skill. That learning experience is Story Time—a time when children can flex their natural ability to make sense of the world through story and play.
We know Story Time is important, which is why we choose a selection of books that specifically meet the needs of each age group and send them to all of our schools every other month. They also receive an activity sheet that shows how to read that book in a way that’s most beneficial for the children’s development.
Don’t miss our Story Time at Home Newsletter, full of awesome facts pertaining to language and literacy development, alongside ideas for reading at home.
The Power of Reading
A Message From Johnna Weller, Chief Academic Officer
- Stories help your child learn about themselves and others.
- Picture books are filled with rich vocabulary that develops your child’s oral language skills.
- Reading a book together helps your child with critical life skills, such as sustaining focus and attention, controlling impulses, and developing social skills like empathy.
Humans process and organize experience by thinking narratively, about who, what, where, and why things happen around them. Young children know this instinctively and are drawn to storytelling and books, wanting to hear them again and again. When you sit your child on your lap and point to the pictures, make animal sounds, or recite favorite phrases, you’re making connections that last a lifetime!