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You might notice that:

  • I like singing nursery rhymes and songs.
  • I can join in with rhymes, and recognise when words start the same way – like ‘big boat’ and ‘tall tower’.
  • I can clap my hands to match words patterns, such as two claps for ‘he-llo’.
  • I can listen and join in when we sing rhymes and read books.
  • I know that stories have beginnings and endings, and sometimes I guess how the story will end or what happens next.
  • I can listen to longer stories and talk about them.
  • I can talk about the places and people in stories, and about the important things that are happening.
  • I like to look at the pictures and words in books, and can show you the same same words when we go out.
  • I can recognise my own name, and words that are special to me, like “mummy”, “daddy”, or the names of my favourite shops and foods.
  • I hold the book the right way up and turn the pages carefully when I look at it on my own.
  • I know that books can tell me things, like the names of cars I am interested in.
  • I know that the words in the book tell me things, and I know and where the words start on the page.

How you can help me learn:

  • Read signs to me when we are out and about.
  • Let me read and share my books with you.
  • Let me choose my own books when we go to the library.
  • Set up a pretend shop where I can read the labels on the packets and boxes.
  • Read a recipe to me as we’re making dough.
  • Borrow a story sack from nursery for us to investigate, read, and make up stories.



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