ii. HOW DO WE ACHIEVE OUR OBJECTIVES ?
OUR PRIMARY ACTIVITIES :
Story telling (Std 1 & 2)
At present, the PLH covers 19 different classes weekly. Each session is half an hour of which PLH takes up to 20 minutes whilst allowing the rest of the time for browsing and borrowing books.
Our PLH members bring their own set of unique personalities into their stories to provide
variety. This is an interesting and interactive session, non text-book style and the children are engaged in Q & A, acting out & role-play.
Our short-form episodes, slow-paced programs can be ‘funny,’ ‘exciting’, ‘enquiring’ and are targeted to ‘match’ the needs and abilities of 7 & 8 year olds. This is to attain a balanced level of learning and entertainment. To name a few, our stories deal with moral/good manners, Dr. Seuss, non-fiction (science/animals), fairy tales & adventure, riddles & rhymes, current issues from newspapers, etc..
Introduce Books to the Children
After an interesting storytelling session which puts the children into a curious mindset, it provides an opportunity to encourage the children to discover the books available in the library for reading.
Board Games session (Std 1 – 6)
Board games are held once weekly on Friday between the hours of 12 – 2pm. Besides being entertaining, it promotes interaction amongst the children to improve their social skills and strategic thinking.
We try to provide a conducive environment (with soft music playing in the background) and temporary relief from the demands of school. It also helps to remove the drudgery of only study and homework with little time for play. Additionally, itinvigorates the mind in a creative manner in an atmosphere of shared camaraderie.
A conducive environment makes it an inviting and interesting place to visit. As such, the PLH has enhanced the library through activities like:
Constructed a storytelling corner consisting of a doll house (April)
Created a corner comprising the solar system and the effects of global warming on Earth. (April)
Refurbished display signages in and around the library.(April/May)
Installed café-style curtains & lined reading tables with table cloth to relax the ambience (May)
Painted a mural at the library entry with embedded themes (June)
eg. Enriching Lives by Believing in Reading
In July, the P L H / school co-organised a treasure hunt to correspond with the school’s reading month. Quiz-style, it is an innovative learning method where the children are prompted to recognise and appreciate the library’s role in schooling.
The PLH is a devoted, creative and motivated team who works tirelessly and hand-in-hand with the school to try and accomplish our mission. The team’s enthusiasm is inspired from our hearts with a strong desire to impart and reach out to our young ones to build a brighter tomorrow.
More importantly, it is our wish :
For those who are read to,
will read better on their own,
cultivate the habit and
reap the benefits of a joyful
learning experience in their life journey.
To find out more & how you may join the P L H: please contact : Grace :- firstname.lastname@example.org