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! The Very Busy Spider πŸ•· Gorilla Who Loves Vanilla The Runaway Pancake πŸ₯žπŸ₯žπŸ₯ž Superworm Rumpelstiltskin πŸ’žGuess How Much I Love YouπŸ’ž πŸ’™πŸ§‘That’s When I’m Happyβ€πŸ’œ πŸ₯° Mr Goat’s Valentine πŸ₯° πŸ’–πŸ’—The Day It Rained Hearts πŸ’—πŸ’– Six Dinner Sid 🐾 Jack and the Beanstalk The Three Billy Goats Gruff The Three Little Super Pigs 🐷🐷🐷 I’m Not Sleepy WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE Diary of a Wombat Mr Pod and Mr Picallili The Littlest Owl πŸ¦‰ The Wolf Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed 🐺 My Friend the Weather Monster 🌀 My Big Shouting Day!! Zog and the Flying Doctors Don’t Let The Aliens Get My Marvelous Mum The Very Busy Day Dino Juniors Wide Awake The Jelly that Wouldn’t Wobble Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat The Hospital Dog Monkey Puzzle Loose Lace! Stick Man The Gruffalo

Tips for storytime

-Get comfortable.

-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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