Reading

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

-Confidence

-Empathy

-Imaginagion

-Concentration

….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/6sqmIHPsZn0 The Very Busy Spider πŸ•·

https://youtu.be/POT7Zso30aY Gorilla Who Loves Vanilla

https://youtu.be/QqAhRK2w4y0 The Runaway Pancake πŸ₯žπŸ₯žπŸ₯ž

https://youtu.be/Wk5hVFWs5XQ Superworm

https://youtu.be/pQQdfqopN0A Rumpelstiltskin

https://youtu.be/zcYYn68Hx7w πŸ’žGuess How Much I Love YouπŸ’ž

https://youtu.be/HiY8t6j5NCM πŸ’™πŸ§‘That’s When I’m Happyβ€πŸ’œ

https://youtu.be/utdZRYNzjO4 πŸ₯° Mr Goat’s Valentine πŸ₯°

https://youtu.be/M7OqNZwi40Y πŸ’–πŸ’—The Day It Rained Hearts πŸ’—πŸ’–

https://youtu.be/byOL1FOLMNA Six Dinner Sid 🐾

https://youtu.be/Bf1fWwbTz3M Jack and the Beanstalk

https://youtu.be/y3ehW26-9MU The Three Billy Goats Gruff

https://youtu.be/kzcllnP0JkY The Three Little Super Pigs 🐷🐷🐷

https://youtu.be/g6ekOBjISKw I’m Not Sleepy

https://youtu.be/Bkat8iyWLOs WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

https://youtu.be/7d4WI6NxbTU Diary of a Wombat

https://youtu.be/0hoSHB_B1JQ Mr Pod and Mr Picallili

https://youtu.be/RIw7n8GBXSA The Littlest Owl πŸ¦‰

https://youtu.be/nII7hdM56QE The Wolf Who Wouldn’t Go to Bed 🐺

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

https://youtu.be/O1DjZWk1m6Q Monkey Puzzle

https://youtu.be/icA9GAvjOoY Loose Lace!

https://youtu.be/pxFFU5i-c44 Stick Man

https://youtu.be/LjDW8Y4BYWM 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.

Bonus

-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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