Ways of Generating Dramatic Experiences
A classroom can be designed to resemble a stage. The teacher, alongside the children, can use cardboard and paint it with different colors to make it appear like a quasi-stage. This is in preparation to the enrolment of learning activities. For instance, to teach language and improve literacy, the teacher needs to collect picture books with a short conversation between animals. Also, some picture books like “Brown Bear Brown, What do you See?” can be used to test the thinking abilities of the children. The teacher, in a play, can use this picture book to pose questions to the children. The children will be supposed to answer the type of animals they can see. They will also be required to identify the colors used to paint each animal. The teacher can use the book as a guide to developing creativity. It means the teacher is not limited to the colors used in the book. Creativity will be seen when the teacher takes the children through color identification and animal identification by making collages. It means that the materials for making collages must be present. Also, different paints with different colors should also be available. The teacher can apply the technique required in the picture book, “Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do you see? However, the teacher, after taking the children through the book, then, from the collages of different animals and colors, can pose this question, “White Cat, White Cat, what Do You See? Creativity is characterized by shifting from brown bear to a white cat. They are all animals with different colors. In some instances, the teacher can use sound effect to test what the children can hear. Each child should separately be allowed to respond.
Notably, there are some picture books with descriptions that can improve literacy in children. For instance, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” can be used to teach the children about the seven days of the week. The teacher in this case will have to be a member of the set. The teacher needs to monitor how the children respond to crucial aspects of the picture books. To develop literacy and language, the vocabulary from the book has to be identified. The preschool learner will be assured of encountering new words. With the help of the teacher, the child can identify the words she or he is familiar with and those that are new. For the new words, the teacher can ask the child to repeatedly pronounce them. To make the learning session fun, the teacher can create a song with the new words. Singing will be more entertaining and the child is likely to be more interested in grasping the new words.