My favourite subject

Encouraging your child with their interests can help them enjoy books even more.

The next time you’re looking at books – at home, in a shop or at a library – think about what your child likes. It could be animals, trains, a special place or person.

See if you can find a book about that subject.

Sit down together and read it. Talk to them about their favourite things and why they like it. Sometimes children need to be asked questions to get chatting. Things like why, how and what.

By encouraging your child to have their own interests, you’re supporting their independence and confidence.

Good to know

Choosing a book about your child’s interest will help their concentration. They’ll learn that books can teach them about their favourite things.

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