If your child has spent time looking at books and sharing stories with you, they’ll be excited to learn to read.
Try to find time each day to look at a book together. Children like hearing their favourite stories again and again.
Ask your child to tell you about their favourite story. Then sit down together during a quiet time and read it together. As you go, pause to ask them questions about the story.
- “What’s just happened?”
- “How does this part make you feel?”
- “What do you think happens next?”
This helps your child pay attention and follow the story.
Good to know
By sharing a favourite story, you are building strong attachments which will help with their learning.
Books to try
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Patrick Benson.
I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato (Charlie and Lola) by Lauren Child
The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr