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Early Years > Language and Play ESOL Handouts > Books and Stories

Language and Play - Books and Stories

Did you know?

• It is never too early to read or tell your child stories and talk about the story
• Pictures are a very important part of storybooks – even babies will point at pictures

How does this help my child?

• Parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters can support a love of books and stories long before a child starts school.
• The enjoyment of sharing books is very important when learning to read

Working together

Try one of the following at home

• Visit the library and let your child choose a book.
• Go through the books your child brings home from school and read them to / with all your children

Activities you might like to try at home

• Make a book together
• Use soft toys to tell the story
• Tell your child a traditional story

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