We regularly share books in Nursery, with individual children, small groups and the whole class. Children learn so much from sharing a story-new vocabulary, listening skills, how to answer questions, talking about characters and their feelings-these are just a few reasons why books are so vital to children’s development. Often children want the same story over and over again-this is great! They are learning language and rhythm off by heart.
Reading to your child every day gives them a great start in life. Let’s snuggle up with a book!
Adding costumes to the reading area…this encourages children to become characters from favourite stories and take on roles as they play.
A hot seating session…a child took on the role of the bear from We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. We asked the bear questions about where he lives and about feelings. He told us he lives in a cave where it’s dark and lonely. He said he felt sad because he wanted some friends.
This is a great way to get really involved in a story!
We added magnets to some pictures of the story we are sharing-“The Gruffalo” by Julia Donaldson. This helps the children to sequence the story, and tell their own story from the pictures.
Making puppets on lollipop sticks means we can act out the story and think about the characters.
The children visited the book fair to look at and choose books.
Providing magnetic letters means that children can explore letter shapes, and begin to match and find familiar letters.