Hively Provider Book Club
Wednesday, 24 August 2022
Hively offers regular workshops, classes, and training to help child care providers develop their skills as small business owners, child development experts, and compassionate caregivers.
This includes Hively’s Childcare Provider Book Club! Every Wednesday from 1:00-1:30pm, Hively has a guest reader who reads a children’s book to a group of child care providers and we discuss the book together. Providers discuss their thoughts, how they can implement the book into their centers, and what they can teach their children in connection with each book.
Hosted by our Training and Inclusion Coordinator, Hively’s Childcare Provider Book Club introduces a range of diverse topics including inclusion, emotions, representation, disability, meditation/mindfulness and more!
At the end of the month Hively provides childcare providers in the Tri-Valley (Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, Sunol) with a copy of their favorite children’s book to help providers build their children’s library and have the tools to implement the books into their child care program.
This week Carol Jin, 4C’s Inclusion Navigator, read Fly, Little Bird by Ingo Blum in both English and Mandarin!
The content of this book is as follows,
“A little bird is afraid of heights.
The other birds laugh at him and say,
‘Birds love flying high in the sky.
No bird is afraid of heights!’
The little bird loves the sky. He tries to fly but can never fly up more than a few feet. He is too afraid. So he watches the other birds fly into the sky and leave him.
But then something strange happens… Read how the shy little bird overcomes his fears.”
Key takeaways from our Provider Book Club discussion included the following:
Here are a few songs for kids to learn more about being scared and being courageous:
I’m Scared Song
Being Brave/Courage Songs for Kids
The video below focuses on explaining what courage is and teaching children the value of it.
The lesson plan below provides a variety of activities that can be used with children to further teach bravery and courage.
Lastly, the end of the book provides a coloring page of the little bird for children. Our guest reader Carol created a prop to go along with the book. Our audience absolutely loved it! Thank you for sharing this great idea Carol. Check it out below!
If you are a childcare provider in the Tri-Valley (Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, Sunol) and would like to join Hively’s Provider Book Club, please contact email@example.com for further information.
About the Author:
Hello, my name is Karely! I am the Training and Inclusion Coordinator at Hively. One of my roles at Hively includes facilitating and sharing resources for Hively’s Provider Book Club.
In addition to the Provider Book Club, I help and support childcare providers in the Tri-Valley (Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, Sunol) with inclusion services for their child care programs.
If you are a childcare provider in the Tri-Valley and are interested in inclusion services for your childcare program and/or you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!