Activity for children any age. Clearly the older the child the more understanding they have of the story, however it amazing to see even very young children become attentive during story time.
Make a quiet area for story time with cushions etc. Choose a story and re enact it using props, talk about phrases in the story and encourage your child to say them and act. At the Red House we have cushioned areas to ensure the children feel comfortable and our carers encourage the children to become involved in the story
Trying this at home will help your child to make believe by pretending, have favourite stories and handle books carefully. If you ask our staff which stories we are reading during the week, you may find your child reciting some of the story themselves. Story time helps develop speaking and listening skills as well as working towards reading and writing