Facts Reading aloud helps children to hear language in new and different ways. Sharing a book gives children a sense of story. Story telling introduces structure and language patterns that help fill the building blocks for reading and writing skills. Talking and listening to young children develops their social and literacy skills and reading aloud is a good way of encouraging two-way conversation. Books introduce children to the exciting world of stories and helps them learn to express their own thoughts and feelings. Story telling creates a bond between the reader and the child, facilitating a special memory association between reading and a happy experience. Turns many children into life-long readers. And a life-long reader is a life-long learner!
How can we make reading fun? You could use props, such as puppets, to help bring the words alive. Enchant your child by changing your voice and tone, your child will be captivated. Pauseat places in the story where your child can add their own words. Give them a chance to think. Join the library so your child can choose his/her own books of interest.
Top Tips • Create a cosy place to read together. It can be a special chair, or even a pile of pillows • Create story boxes with your child. (see examples) • Let your child help you choose what book to read. This will help you keep the child’s interest, plus making him/her feel important. • Make sure you don’t read too quickly, you don’t want to sound like you’re rushing to finish. • After you read the book, talk about the story. Go back and look at the pictures again and talk about what happened. • Be sure to prompt your child to critique the book. Ask questions such as, What did you like? What did you dislike? What made you laugh? What did you learn?
Recommended Book List 1 The Very Hungry Caterpillarby Eric Carle 2 The Gruffaloby Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Macmillan 3 We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen 4. Guess How Much I Love Youby Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram Walker 5. Dear Zooby Rod Campbell Campbell 6.The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr HarperCollins 7. Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairyby Lynley Dodd Puffin, 8. Owl Babiesby Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson Walker 9. Peace At Lastby Jill Murphy Macmillan 10.Dogger by Shirley Hughes Red Fox
Thank you for attending our presentation, hope you enjoyed it. Presented by Miss Ollie and Mrs Cunningham Early Years Practitioners