Choose a favourite book

Looking at books together helps your child feel confident when they start learning to read.

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.

Try asking:

  • “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.