Set aside time to enjoy a book together without any distractions.
Encourage your child to discuss the characters (appearance, behaviour, feelings) in a story, the settings and events.
Encourage your child to predict possible endings to stories and events.
Share the ‘reading’ of books.
Encourage your child to express opinions and to make links between books that you have read together, e.g, regarding author, illustrator, plot, characters. Re-read familiar books developing your child’s confidence. Encourage your child to follow the direction of words with their finger.
When sharing books take opportunities as they arise to support understanding of vocabulary such as letter, word, sentence, line, page, beginning, end, first, last, middle, title, author, front cover, title page, illustrator, blurb.
Point out and discuss punctuation e.g. full stop, capital letters, and exclamation marks.
Model how you take count of punctuation while reading.
Encourage your child to apply their phonic skills.
Support your child to recognise the key/tricky words in their reading books.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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