WE LOVE READING IN CONNA NS.
If you find all the emails, videos and Zoom calls too much then give yourself a break and just read to your child, especially if they are in the lower half of the school. If they are older, encourage them to read for 15/20 minutes every day. Let them see you reading, it’s the best way to spark their interest. They will do what you do, not what you say!
It is a great way to….
-Develop their vocabulary and language skills
….to name just a few.
We will post a few videos here each week of some of our favourite stories but there are so many out there!
https://youtu.be/YpHNqSm_dt4 My Friend the Weather Monster
https://youtu.be/OQwL7RgzWbs My Big Shouting Day!!
https://youtu.be/UU1EAdBbpi4 Zog and the Flying Doctors
https://youtu.be/FAdxGGuTJr0 Don’t Let The Aliens Get My Marvelous Mum
https://youtu.be/7IJ4BakTB_Q The Very Busy Day
https://youtu.be/wkPcsYKzJ0U Dino Juniors Wide Awake
https://youtu.be/zhCN3FHU_Us The Jelly that Wouldn’t Wobble
https://youtu.be/lWZMD_0W8AA Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat
https://youtu.be/cyId8FzmMGI The Hospital Dog
Tips for storytime
-Turn off the TV and phone.
-It doesn’t have to be at bedtime!
-Let them choose the story.
-Speak to your child about the story, predict what will happen or recount the story if it’s familiar.
-Talk about the front and back cover.
-Explain what an author and illustrator is.
-Explain what the blurb is.
-Point out familiar words or the letters/letter pattern they are learning that week.
-Ask them what their favourite part of the book is and why.
-Tell them your favourite part.
-Predict what might happen next, after the story ends.
-Look at the pictures- name the animals, places, occupation of the characters, colours etc.
-Talk about the message in the book. Is it teaching about empathy, sharing etc.
-Get your older child(ren) to read to the younger ones!
-Let them write and illustrate their own book for younger siblings, cousins or neighbours.
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