Reading to your child every day is a wonderful way to spend some time with them and support them in their learning. Snuggling up with your child and reading them stories helps them to develop a positive attitude towards books.
So how do you choose a great read aloud book when there are so many good childrens books out there? Books that will become firm family favourites and hold your childrens interest time and time again. Check out these 4 tips to help you find read aloud books that your baby, toddler or pre-schooler will love.
A book is a babys first theatre and now US paediatricians are urging parents to read to children from their earliest days. Even the smallest babies are ready and eager to engage and tune into what is being read to them.
Toddlers and pre-schoolers have an attention span of around 10 - 12 minutes, and once its exhausted, learning and listening are no longer fun for them. So mix it up. Use one or two of our ideas for each book you read and make story time as fun and as interactive as possible for your little ones.
Being able to read is a vital life skill, so make the early stages of learning the alphabet as fun as possible for your little ones. Young children learn and develop best through using their whole body, all of their senses and their natural environments. Youll find that most children begin to recognise letters when theyre about 2-3 years old, and are able to identify a large number of letters between 4 and 5 years old.
Why is it that some children enjoy writing and drawing and for others its a struggle to get them to even pick up a pencil? Children are unique and each has individual ways in which they learn. There are many different learning styles and many children lean towards one, while also being a combination of others.