Literacy, learning through play, and storytelling are the heart of Small Tales. Our center wants children to fall in love with the same books and poems that we did as a child; the stories that meant the most to us growing up still remain relevant to our world today. Think back to the stories that resonate with you, the characters who made you excited to keep reading, and the messages that your learned from each and every page.
The themes that exist in these childhood favorites are ones that we want to weave throughout our center; stories of giving, sharing, acceptance, love, growth, adventure and endless possibility. We want our children to make real world connections through these timeless tales and relate to each story we bring to life.
Wondering what stories you may say on our walls and in our rooms? What familiar stanzas, comforting rhymes, and heartwarming words will you hear our teachers reading to your kids? Think The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Harold and the Purple Crayon, The Giving Tree, The Rainbow Fish, The Lorax, Pippi Longstocking The Little Engine That Could, Oh the Places You'll Go, The Ugly Duckling, Horton Hears a Who, Where the Wild Things Are, Alice in Wonderland, Charlotte's Web, and so many more!
These stories are pieces of literature that parents love to read and children love to listen to; we hope that as each character and theme pops up in our halls and classrooms that a child will be excited to hear more and a parent will smile with remembrance.