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Share a Book Every Day

Sharing books with children is fun, it can be a time for closeness, laughing and talking together and it can also help your child to become a lifelong reader and have a love of books. The more books you share together the better! There is no right or wrong way of doing it and it is never too early to start reading to your child.

  • Children will enjoy sharing the same book many times as it helps them to remember the story and develop a love for books
  • Sharing a book before bed is a special time for you and your child - choose the book with your child
  • Get comfortable and snuggle up together
  • Encourage your child to hold the book and turn the pages
  • Help your child to listen by turning off the TV, phones and other devices
  • Talk with your child about the pictures and the story - ask them to point to the pictures
  • Don't ask too many questions - 1 question to 5 comments is about right
  • You can have fun by making sound effects and using different voices

You can find out lots more information and advice on the Share a Book Every Day website

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