Gaby the Goose Storytime Program
GIVE YOUR CHILD THE GIFT OF LIFELONG LEARNING
“Dream big little one, the sky is not your limit.” ~ Unknown
MESSAGE TO PARENTS
My name is Jacqueline Smith. I am the founder of Fluency Tutors. Thank you for your trust in us and congratulations on starting this exciting journey with your child to learn the English language. As teachers and parents we must make a conscious effort to give children the tools they need to prepare them for a future of academic achievement and success. That is our goal!
When I started Fluency Tutors in 2017, it was my dream to connect English teachers with students of all ages in countries throughout the world. I chose the “heart-hands” to represent my company because it is an international symbol of caring. This symbol represents the care that I have for our tutors and the care they have for teaching the English language and developing the minds of young learners.
We know that it is important for you to be involved in your child’s education. This might be your child’s first time interacting with a native English speaker. You will be sent a weekly report to update you on your child’s progress.
Please know that we are always available to offer our support and guidance. We promise to deliver you and your child exceptional online learning.
ABOUT SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Learning a second language happens easily when children are at an age when they are most impressionable. Research has proven that social-emotional skills are crucial for children to excel both socially and academically. These skills are developed in school, at home, and in playgrounds. There are many ways we can encourage emotionally-intelligent behavior in a child. Below are five strategies that we can use to promote healthy social-emotional learning:
- Role Modelling
Children model their behavior from those they admire; parents and teachers. When we model a variety of emotions and coping strategies children learn to manage their emotions and appropriate ways to react in circumstances.
- Emotional Coaching
Accept and talk about the child’s emotions. Teach them to label, cope, and problem-solve their emotions. As well as to appropriately express their emotions.
Reading books provides opportunities to learn and discuss social-emotional topics with children; like taking turns and cooperating with others.
Providing choices for children and the independence to make their own choices are linked to high levels of social-emotional learning. Teaching children how to negotiate and solve problems leads to improved social skills in future relationships with peers.
- Rules and Expectations
Setting rules, expectations for behavior, praise for positive behaviors, and ignoring unwanted behavior are all associated with higher-level social-emotional skills.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
The main character in each of our stories is a Canada Goose named Gaby. Our “Gaby The Goose Storytime Program” is for kids who are 3-10 years of age. Our goal is to open the hearts and minds of young children through story-based lessons so that they become “global children.” Our stories and lessons have been designed to teach valuable life skills that promote Social and Emotional Learning. As children listen to our stories, they are introduced to the English language through commonly used vocabulary.
In our “Gaby Travels the World” introductory series your child will follow Gaby through 10 storybooks while she travels to 10 different countries, meets 10 new friends, shares in the culture and food, and learns 10 valuable life skills.
ABOUT OUR LESSONS
45-minute lessons online via Zoom audio-video conferencing:
Ages 3-6: Gaby the Goose STORYTIME ONLY (up to 4 students per lesson)
Ages 6-10: Gaby the Goose STORYTIME and LESSON (2 students per lesson for peer learning)
Lessons include four learning activities that revolve around each story. Each activity takes 10 minutes:
- WARM-UP ACTIVITY: Teacher reads digital flashcards introducing the new vocabulary used in the story (image and pronunciation included) – Kids listen
- STORYTIME ACTIVITY: Teacher reads the story that is displayed on the screen – Kids listen
- WRAP-UP ACTIVITY: Kids read digital flashcards to review the vocabulary used in the story – Teacher listens
- REVIEW ACTIVITY: Teacher and students review the “life lesson” learned
* Space is limited. Classes are filling up. Complete the form below to pre-register today! ~