Michael Rosen, English children's author, shares his top tips for sharing a story with your child.
Sharing a story with a child is such a close and personal experience, either snuggled up on the sofa or reading under a tree, its a special time to be shared and enjoyed.
While sharing stories with your child, you may not realise but you are developing their language, vocabulary and communication skills. The opportunities that a book offers is just endless. Our biggest top tip at TLC would be remove distractions when sharing a story. Turn off the radio, TV and put your phone on silent. This way your child can clearly hear what you are saying and all the attention is on just being together.
"You (the reader) are the bridge between the book and the child."Michael Rosen
The Words for Life organisation have put together a recommended book list for young children. Click on the link on the sidebar for more information.