Bring a story to life!

Did you know the majority of brain development occurs in the first three years of a child's life?

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Talking and listening to young children develops their social and literacy skills. Reading out loud is a good way to encourage two-way communication. And there's nothing better than getting lost in a good book together.

 

What to do

Take it in turns reading each page, make funny voices and sounds together to bring the story to life. As well as reading the story, talk about the pictures. Book characters are a great topic of conversation during and after reading time. If there's a picture of a dog, talk about a dog you know. Or if you see a dog in the park, refer back to the dog in the book: "Oh look, there’s Spot, Scooby Doo, Hairy Maclary..."