Promoting Literacy Through The Arts

Treasure Time Concept2021-12-28T17:26:13-04:00

Treasure Time Concept

The concept of Treasure Time is that children can learn literacy by experiencing a picture book through the arts of dance, drama and song.

children can learn literacy through the arts of dance, drama and songTreasure Time Drama programs are intergenerational, where children of varying ages work together to put on a play and give back to the community. By singing songs, acting out scenes or characters, doing creative movement and hands on art work, kids use their multiple senses to bring meaning to the material in the book and internalize it. Learning becomes fun and more than a phonics drill or mass of letters to decipher.

Music is also an important part of Treasure Time. Young children love music, and it is proven to increase intelligence and actually develop brain cells. Mrs. Treasure offers music courses to parents of infants through toddlers as well as ages 3-6. She incorporates her own original songs along with traditional songs and rhythmic exercises with principles gained from training with the Music Together program.

Other applications used for Treasure Time programs are for children with learning disabilities, ESL programs, home schooling, library story hours, day care and after school programs. Treasure Time is based on a classroom model and thus serves as a lesson plan for staff training. Each Treasure Time program lasts about 22 minutes, and is adaptable for TV or streaming on tablets and smart phones.

STEAM PLUS Programs by Treasure Time promote literacy through the arts and sciences to children aged 2-8, along with lessons of life. These plays and stories expose children to text and enrich children’s lives, as they acquaint them with a myriad of topics which delve into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, STEAM; while PLUS is for issues which kids confront during childhood. Treasure Time programs can help children to become informed and catch up after being isolated for a year due to the pandemic or they can just help them to acquire reading skills and learn new facts.