Encouraging your child to look at books and read stories is crucial for your their development. It helps with their ability to understand words, use their imagination and develop their speech. Most importantly it will develop a LOVE OF READING!
Try to set aside time each day to sit and share a book. Turn off any distractions and have some quiet time together getting lost in a story. Talk to your child about the pictures, ask them what they can see and what they think is going to happen in the story. You can also look at rhymes and sing songs together. These will also promote the value and pleasure of reading.
Set up a reading corner in your home.
Retell simple stories.
For example, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt or Rosie’s Walk.
Make up your own stories using your toys.
Take a book with you to the park.
Read a story to a sibling.
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