Jump and Shout! Learning Time

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Learning Time






Jump and Shout!

By Mike Dumbleton and Peter Carnavas

Jump and Shout is a lively rhyming story of a family day out. It is jam-packed with action and full of fun for the readers. The children in the book delight in climbing, swinging, picnicking and playing ball, with high-energy kicks, trips and tumbling along the way. The story resonates with sound and movement from the first enthusiastic ‘clap’ and ‘cheer’ to the final ‘zzzs’ after a wonderful excursion. Mike Dumbleton’s marvelous text provides a riot of activity to be enjoyed by all, and Peter Carnavas’s delightful, illustrations give life and joy to every moment of the day.


Key Message for Parents | Children learn by being engaged and doing

When children are engaged in activities that are fun and meaningful to them – there is great potential for learning. Educators are in an ideal position to share key messages with parents such as:

  • The importance of including books in play. Using the story as a platform into role play and exploring imagination,
  • Children learn best through play-based activities. Making time to play throughout the day is not only enjoyable but the learning opportunities are endless,
  • Invite children to ‘read’ the story. Encouraging children in all their reading efforts helps them to see themselves as a reader.

Early Years Learning Framework | Learning Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing.

Creating play opportunities for children to take responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing is important. Books can help to introduce a wide range of movements that can support children to:

  • engage in increasingly complex sensory motor skills and movement patterns, combine gross and fine motor movement and balance to achieve increasingly complex patterns of activity including dance, creative movement and drama, respond through movement to traditional and contemporary music, dance and storytelling.
  • By fostering and building upon a child’s curiosity practitioners can help children to develop dispositions towards learning. Educators can help young children become confident learners by:
  • Providing sensory and exploratory experiences with natural and processed materials,
  • Including open-ended activities that engage individual interests and abilities of children in your session,
  • Giving praise and recognise all achievements, big and small. 
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