On Thursday 2nd March we joined lots of other children all around the world by celebrating World Book Day.
The children brought in their own favourite book from home and as part of our Special Thursday activities and spent time with San and their friends looking at and chatting about them. They talked about the pictures, retold or predicted what might happen in the story and even talked about different parts of the book for example the front cover, blurb and the author and illustrator and what they do. They also asked and answered questions about theirs and their friends’ stories. There were so many lovely books…and it was lovely to find out why all the children like their chosen book so much.
Looking at books and listening to stories is so important for young children. It not only helps with their literacy and gets them ready for reading but also encourages listening skills as well as prediction, reasoning and higher level thinking by encouraging them to ask questions and make links to their own lives.
Follow the links below to find out more about the importance of books and story telling for babies and young children to help you to support your child at home.