We like to support our local library and visit regularly. The children enjoy choosing and looking at books either independently or by listening to them being read.
We have also been lucky enough to be joined by some of the year 6 class at the primary school in the afternoons at preschool. The year 6’s have been ‘reading buddies’. This gives the children a head start and helps to prepare them for school.
We have also noticed that these sessions lead to children asking questions about the books and the information within, giving chance to speak about what is happening and using these as good learning experiences.
Reading is also an easy way to help their language skills and develop their fluency. There is nothing better to see when all the children (big and small!) are sitting on the grass together, listening to stories and chatting about them 🙂