Accessibility Statement
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For 0-2’s:

  • Follow your child’s lead. Let them turn the pages and comment on what they are looking at. Don’t worry about reading all the words in the story. Watch what your child is interested in and talk about that using simple language.
  • There is no right or wrong way to use books. Your young child may want to go to the last page first. This is fine.
  • For young babies board or fabric books are great. These books allow your child to explore different textures and experiences.
  • Make stories interactive. Be face to face and wait for your child to respond. You don’t need a book to tell a story. For example you can tell their favourite story using teddies or puppets. You can even make your own stories.
  • Make time for stories. Think about when is a good time for you and your child to share a story together. If they get very tired before bedtime, you could try reading after dinner instead.


  • Talk about the story you have read. Think about who is in the story?, what is happening?
  • Role play your child’s favourite stories. This can include their favourite T.V programme or film. You can encourage them to tell you what to do.
  • Read the books that your child brings home from school or nursery.