By Jonathan Bill on 5th July 2019
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.
Room on a broom
Squash and a squeeze
Aliens love underpants
What the ladybird heard
What the ladybird heard next
Goldilocks and the three bears
The three little pigs
The hungry caterpillar
We’re going on a bear hunt
Shark in the park
Shark in the dark
Brown bear, brown bear what do you see
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