Examples of how to read with your child

Watch the videos below to see some examples of how you can read with your child, and share stories and rhymes together.

Reading a picture book

Reading with finger puppets

Stories are fun for everyone

Please note: this video contains images of the old Bookstart website and BookTrust no longer runs the Bookstart Bear Club.

Reading with an iPad

Reading with a group of children

For more examples of how to tell stories and a storytelling playlist, check out our YouTube page.

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The Bookstart section of our website gives you even more advice about reading with your baby or toddler. You can also find out more about the free book packs that we give out to start you on your reading journey.