Please spend 5 to 10 minutes each day with your child looking at a book together; the length of time will vary according to how long your child concentrates for.
Ask your child questions such as “What can you tell me about the picture?” and give them time to reply to get them talking. You might look at all the pictures in the story in that time or you might just look at one of the pictures.
Read to your child. Encourage him/her to join in with some of the phrases he/she can remember when you tell the story again the next time. Talking about the pictures in books helps us to tell a story.
Encouraging your child to say what he/she thinks about the pictures in books is an important part of learning to read.