Share a Story

on World Book Day … and every day

We love this year’s World Book Day campaign to get the nation sharing stories from breakfast to bedtime. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to their outcome – and it’s fun for all involved!

Reading stories and looking at picture books together is one of the best ways in which you can support children’s spoken and written language development.

Read at home or when you’re out and about. You can read together anywhere and everywhere, from breakfast to bedtime! 

Children love to share the same stories again, again and again! They feel safe and confident when they develop a sense of story structure with a familiar story. They can anticipate what happens next and join in when they hear the story again.

Stories that are full of sound play – that repeat sounds and rhymes help children develop the ability to recognise and say speech sounds in different words. This builds key foundation skills for success in phonics, early reading and spelling.

Repetition also helps them increase their vocabulary, developing their knowledge and understanding of word meanings in the context of a story.

Reading and sharing stories can happen anywhere at any time. So enjoy sharing a book with your children or the children in your care each and every day!

World Book Day 2020 is on 5th March and you can check out their Share a Million Stories campaign here.

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