What is Apapacho?
APAPACHO is a program to promote early literacy and the creative and mental development of children between 24 to 36 months and their parents. Which is backed by the most advanced studies on child development in learning areas.
Carrying out activities that include telling stories, singing songs, enjoying books and age-appropriate readings for each child, ending with the creation of a book for each child together with their father, mother or tutor.
The program is based on The Three C’s, fundamental principles of early childhood learning, which have long-term positive effects on child development:
Concentrate that is, pay attention to the child’s interests, following his behavior.
Communicate , using a wide vocabulary and sharing stories. historias.
It corresponds , making sure that both father and son have the opportunity to listen and talk.
The creation of this important free program was made possible thanks to the initiative of Dr. Candace Kaye, who is a member of the faculty of the State University of New Mexico in the United States, an expert in early education issues and volunteer at Biblioteca Los Mangos
*This is not a program to teach reading.
The skills to develop are the following:
- Motivation to enjoy the interaction with books. For this, a special reading corner was created and we read gathered in a circle.
- Dynamics of reading. We let the children manipulate the books and we are pointing when reading from left to right and from top to bottom.
- Vocabulary We write down objects and name them. As we read, we find new words and decipher them.
- Narrative skills In the circle we tell the story of our day. With costumes and exploration boxes we motivate them to express themselves.
- Knowledge of letters We play with blocks, puzzles and classification games.
- Phonological awareness We acclimate with music. And of course the games and the songs cannot be missing.
Aimed at: Parents with young children aged 24 to 36 months (from 2 to 3 years)
Hours: Saturdays from 9 to 11 am.
Duration: 3 hours per session.
Total sessions: 6 Saturdays.
Space is limited to 10 children and their families.