Everyday Establish a routine and try to devote some time everyday to reading.
Fun Read with fun, humour and expression in your voice.
Pictures Draw your child’s attention to pictures in the book and discuss them together.
Questions Ask questions as you read and encourage your child to give their reactions to the story.
Special Make reading time special by choosing a comfortable space away from any distractions.
Share books every day and try new learning activities regularly. Make reading a routine, natural part of your child’s day that is done for fun and enjoyment.
It’s never too early to start reading to your child. Just five minutes each day can be enough. Even very young babies respond to being held while hearing the familiar, calming sound of a book being read aloud.
Continue to read with your child even when they are able to read on their own. Your interest in sharing stories will encourage them to further develop an interest in reading themselves.
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