The Very Noisy Baby Learning Time

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Learning Time






The Very Noisy Baby

By Alison Lester

The Very Noisy Baby is an entertaining and action packed read that will appeal to toddlers and older listeners alike. Through playful rhymes and colourful watercolour illustrations, Alison Lester tells the tale of a little baby who lives in a small pink house. This noisy little baby causes a big stir when neighbours and various community members mistake her for missing animals! This latest book by Alison Lester is fun to read, with lots of quirky sounds, animals and wonderful characters.

Key Message for Parents | Children learn from watching and copying

Children learn through play, by watching and copying others and by being engaged in experiences themselves. Share some ideas and suggestions with parents and carers, such as:

  • The ability to imitate is present at birth and made possible through a ‘mirror neuron system’, this means that playing, reading, singing and talking with children is most effective through face to face interactions so they can copy you
  • Join in with the story and take this opportunity to imitate and have fun with animal sounds. By joining in and making these sounds you are demonstrating ‘having a go’ and participation skills. Let your child create their own sounds and you can imitate them too
  • As children are learning through their observations of us, it is important to be mindful of how we behave, talk and act in their presence. By being a positive role model for children they are learning positive behaviours which will shape the way they interact with others in the future.


Learning Outcomes | Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity

During sessions, practitioners can promote and develop a strong sense of identity for children by;

  • Modelling and teaching positive values of respect and understanding through our interactions with children and families
  • Being responsive and attentive when interacting with children and listening to their ideas
  • Organising learning activities which offer a range of learning styles, for example, collaborative activities and individual ones
  • Assisting children to voice their opinions, to negotiate issues with peers and supporting them in moments requiring self-regulation.
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