It’s never too early to start reading books to your child. I started reading books to my daughter when she was around six months old. As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. This can be very daunting when you realise this, but don’t be worried. Establishing a routine at bedtime that includes reading a book with your child is the easiest way you can start to do this. It will develop into a time that you will really treasure and look forward to.
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Sharing books is actually beginning reading. Children will listen to the story and begin to hear the sounds in words. Rhyme books are particularly good for developing phonological knowledge which is an important stage of learning to read. Your child will also be watching how you hold the book, how you turn the pages and all the early skills needed for reading. Not only is this an enjoyable time for you and your child, but it is also helping with their reading development.
When trying to work out how to help your children when they are reading, it is always helpful to look at what good readers do. If you have a question about this topic, please post a comment and I’ll get back to you.