TLE Storytime | Aaron Slater, Illustrator

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Welcome to TLE’s Storytime featured story Aaron Slater, Illustrator by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts

Featured Story: Aaron Slater, Illustrator

Aaron Slater loves listening to stories and dreams of one day writing them himself. But when it comes to reading, the letters just look like squiggles to him, and it soon becomes clear he struggles more than his peers. When his teacher asks each child in the class to write a story, Aaron can’t get a single word down. He is sure his dream of being a storyteller is out of reach . . . until inspiration strikes, and Aaron finds a way to spin a tale in a way that is uniquely his.

~ by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts

Easy Paper Craft

Coloring is an excellent way to practice mindfulness and focus for all ages, but especially for younger kids. It takes something they already do and introduces ways to be more aware of their emotions.

Materials needed

  • Paper
  • Crayons, coloured pencils, paint or markers

Craft Idea:

  • Since Aaron Slater drew his own story, let’s do the same. Using crayons, colored pencils, or paint, create your own “true story” about anything you want. Like Aaron, use visuals versus words to tell the story. When you’re finished, share it with a friend or family member.

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Reading and storytelling with babies and children promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions, and strengthens relationships.

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Play promotes healthy development and critical thinking skills. It reinforces memory, helps children understand cause and effect.

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Songs and Music

Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem

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Vocabulary helps children to think and learn about the world. Expanding a child’s knowledge of words provides unlimited access to new information.

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Information & FUN Facts

Young children learn best when information is presented in a playful, engaging manner. Here is some information about reading.

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Understanding Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disability in reading. People with dyslexia have trouble reading at a good pace and without mistakes. They may also have a hard time with reading comprehension, spelling, and writing. People with dyslexia don’t outgrow it. But there are teaching approaches and strategies that can help improve reading skills and manage challenges.

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