Chat through stories
Your children will love you reading with them, especially if you ask questions as you go through the story together. It can help them remember new words, get more involved in the story, and keep them interested.
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You can play guessing games anywhere and everywhere. It’s an easy way to make a walk to school, or a car or bus journey more fun. Just think of a number between 0-30 and get your child to guess what it is. You can help them by saying ‘higher’ or ‘lower’.
Choose a letter of the alphabet, then ask your child to write down a food, an animal, a name, and a place that begins with this letter.
Get your kids to help a ‘book buddy’ to read. Buddies can be a younger sister or brother, or even a favourite soft toy. Letting your child help their book buddy to read will keep them occupied, and help them with their own reading.