Lesson Plan on Bob Books (Reggio United Kingdom)

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Preschool / Nursery School / EYFS Lesson Plan – Lesson Plan on Bob Books (Reggio United Kingdom), Reggio philosophy

Title: Exploring Central Themes in Bob Books – A Reggio Emilia Inspired Lesson Plan for Preschool/Nursery School (UK EYFS)

– To introduce children to the central themes in the children’s book, Bob Books, fostering a love for reading and language development.
– To encourage children’s creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through Reggio Emilia-inspired activities.
– To align the lesson plan with the UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.

Curriculum Links:
– Communication and Language: Listening and attention, understanding, speaking.
– Literacy: Reading, writing.
– Expressive Arts and Design: Exploring and using media and materials, being imaginative.

Theorist: Reggio Emilia
– The Reggio Emilia approach emphasizes the importance of child-led learning, creativity, and collaboration.
– It encourages children to explore and express their ideas through various mediums, fostering a sense of autonomy and critical thinking.

– Bob Books series (appropriate for the age group)
– Art supplies (paper, crayons, markers, glue, scissors, etc.)
– Storytelling props (puppets, felt characters, etc.)
– Sensory materials (sand, water, playdough, etc.)
– Construction materials (blocks, Legos, etc.)
– Music and movement props (scarves, musical instruments, etc.)

Lesson Plan:

1. Introduction (10 minutes)
– Gather children in a circle and introduce the central themes of Bob Books, such as letter recognition, phonics, and simple word formation.
– Show the Bob Books series and explain that they will be exploring these themes through various activities.

2. Storytelling and Discussion (15 minutes)
– Choose one Bob Book and read it aloud to the children, using storytelling props to enhance engagement.
– Encourage children to ask questions, make predictions, and share their thoughts about the story.
– Discuss the main characters, settings, and events, promoting language development and comprehension skills.

3. Sensory Exploration (15 minutes)
– Set up sensory stations related to the story, such as a sand table for beach-themed stories or a water table for stories involving water.
– Allow children to explore the sensory materials freely, encouraging them to make connections between the story and their sensory experiences.
– Facilitate discussions about the sensory elements in the story and how they relate to real-life experiences.

4. Artistic Expression (20 minutes)
– Provide art supplies and invite children to create their own illustrations or collages inspired by the story.
– Encourage children to use their imagination and creativity while discussing their artwork.
– Display the artwork in the classroom, creating a visual representation of the children’s interpretations of the story.

5. Language and Literacy Activities (20 minutes)
– Set up a writing center with paper, crayons, and markers.
– Encourage children to practice writing letters or simple words from the story, using their emerging phonics knowledge.
– Provide letter cards or magnetic letters for children to manipulate and form words.
– Support children in their writing attempts, promoting letter-sound correspondence and early literacy skills.

6. Construction and Problem-Solving (20 minutes)
– Provide construction materials, such as blocks or Legos, and invite children to recreate scenes or structures from the story.
– Encourage collaboration and problem-solving as children work together to build and problem-solve.
– Facilitate discussions about the challenges faced during construction and how they were overcome, fostering critical thinking skills.

7. Music and Movement (10 minutes)
– Engage children in a music and movement activity related to the story, such as a dance or a song.
– Use props like scarves or musical instruments to enhance the experience.
– Encourage children to express their emotions and ideas through movement, promoting physical development and self-expression.

8. Reflection and Conclusion (10 minutes)
– Gather children in a circle and reflect on the activities they participated in.
– Ask open-ended questions about their favorite parts of the lesson and what they learned.
– Conclude the lesson by emphasizing the importance of reading, creativity, and collaboration.

– Observe children’s engagement, participation, and understanding throughout the lesson.
– Document children’s artwork, writing attempts, and construction projects as evidence of their learning and progress.
– Use anecdotal notes to record children’s verbal contributions, problem-solving skills, and creativity during discussions and activities.

Extension Activities:
– Create a class book inspired by the Bob Books, where each child contributes a page with their own story or illustration.
– Invite parents to a Bob Books-themed storytelling session, where children can share their favorite stories and engage in related activities.
– Explore other books in the Bob Books series, focusing on different themes or concepts, and repeat the lesson plan with new stories.

Note: Adapt the lesson plan according to the specific age group, abilities, and interests of the children in your preschool/nursery school


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