Show and tell can be a great time for young children to practice important skills and get to know one another. It is a time-tested way for building classroom community. In a nutshell, show and tell is a time for students to share things about their lives by showing an object to their classmates or by telling stories. We are showing our students that we care about their lives outside of school. We are also teaching them skills for presenting things to a big group, listening to one another, and asking meaningful questions about their classmates. Show and tell presents a unique opportunity for combining academic skills, like the effective use of oral language, with community building.

Show and tell is a key part of the school day and an important part of your child’s learning development, as it helps them to organize information and builds their confidence. It’s also a great way to encourage a child’s interest in a particular topic and it is a chance for children to think ‘outside the box’ a little and invite their teacher and classmates to come into their own little world for a minute or two.

Children searched and collected red colour objects available in the classroom and made a ‘Red Corner’ in the classroom. Each child selected one or more Red colour objects of their choice, showed it to their classmates and spoke about the colour of the object and name of the object. Some of the children also mentioned where and how the object is used. This was the first experience for all the children and had mixed feeling of shyness, confidence, exposure and a sense of individuality. Children had enjoyed listening and speaking to their classmates and enjoyed the beauty and freshness of outdoors.

Facilitators: Home Room Teachers