Hunny Nurseries

Nurseries based in Leicestershire

Love reading with your child

By on 5th July 2019

Why read 10 minutes every night at home



10 minutes every night = 3650 minutes per year = 900,000 words listened to per year



1 minute every night = 365 minutes per year = 89,790 words listened to per year

If you would like your child to become a stronger talker and reader…….simply READ 😊

Children learn to love the sound of language before they even notice the existence of printed words on a page. Reading books aloud to children stimulates theirimagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word.

Here are some of the stories we read at the nurseries to develop the children’s language and broaden their vocabulary.

Many of the books have repeated phrases throughout to encourage the children to participate in the story telling.

Whether you read the story, look at the pictures and talk about them or make up your own stories , talking to and spending quality time with your child supports their all rounded development and learning.

Please note that reading the same book over and over again strengthens the children vocabulary development and understanding of the story. The children enjoy knowing what is coming next (which supports their memory skills). This is why we are sharing with you the top stories we read at nursery.

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Stick man

Press here

Room on a broom

Squash and a squeeze

The Gruffalo

Gruffalo Child


More pants

Aliens love underpants

What the ladybird heard

What the ladybird heard next

Monkey Puzzle

Goldilocks and the three bears

The three little pigs

The hungry caterpillar

Kitchen disco

Bathroom boogie

We’re going on a bear hunt

Dear zoo

Shark in the park

Shark in the dark

Brown bear, brown bear what do you see

Fox’s socks

Where’s spot

You choose

Head, shoulders, knees and toes

If your happy and you know it

Duck in the truck


Ketchup on your cornflakes

Polar bear, polar bear what do you hear

That’s not my puppy

That’s not my kitten

That’s not my monster

That’s not my truck

That’s not my teddy