Practical Skills for Pre-School

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Practical Skills for Pre-School

Reading with your child

Feeling comfortable

Making sure you and the child are comfortable and in a quiet environment so their attention won’t be drawn to other things such as the TV.

Ideas to Help

Make story time as interactive as possible using props to involve the child such as puppets.

If the child is fidgety give him/her a “fiddle toy”. This could be a soft ball or a small toy.

Get the child to join in by turning the pages.

Encourage the child to talk about what they can see on the page and what they think might happen next in the story.

Encourage the child to repeat key words – even if it is “now we turn the page” after the end of every page.