A Bridge to Real-World Learning
Just as children have questions about themselves and their world, so do the characters in The InvestiGator Club. The characters appear in lots of different places, including in the Flapboards™, as puppets, and in their own lapbooks and alphabet book. As children tell and retell stories about the characters, they come to know and care about them.
Children will quickly relate to the important life lessons that the characters explore all year long: Don't give up; believe in yourself, look out for friends. With all the surprises around the corner and mysteries to solve, it's good to have the comfort and security of old friends! Characters are used to help children:
- talk about and practice important social-emotional skills, such as sharing, taking turns, and patience.
- recall details about story settings and characters to comprehend new stories.
- use prior knowledge to make predictions and solve problems.
- find common ground between the InvestiGators' world and their own.