Ask your child to pick out one of their favourite books, then read it together. As you go, switch the main character’s name with your child’s name. For example, ‘Peppa Pig’ can become ‘Tommy Pig’.
Using your child’s name helps them stay interested in the story. You can let them make things up to add to the story in the book.
It doesn’t have to be the main character. You can put family members, friends or family pets into the story too.
Good to know
Using your child’s name in a book will help to build their confidence and feel valued.
Books to try
Peppa Goes on Holiday
Anansi the Banana Thief by Anne Adeney and Yannick Robert
Luna Loves Library Day by Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers