Using your packs: tips and ideas
You’ll know that not everyone has grown up with books as part of their family life. But by showing families how fun and easy sharing stories can be, and helping them see how it helps children develop, you can play a vital role in their reading journeys. You might try:
- Letting families know there’s no ‘wrong way’ to enjoy stories and books –reading doesn’t have to be perfect, it’s about enjoying books and stories together in any way that works.
- Showing families how sharing stories can start conversations with their child – books and stories can be a catalyst for talking about children’s feelings, the weather –or anything!
- Pointing out to parents when their little one is enjoying a story – looking at pictures, laughing at silly voices – all of these engage children and reassure parents that their child is gaining something.