Keep a brief diary of your time at home – draw a picture and write a simple sentence each day.
Make some labels for the items around the house, using your phonic knowledge
Read a story book to your child and get them to follow the text as your reading withtheir index finger.
Read a book everyday, then change the ending to the story. Can you come up with a more exciting end to the story?
Who am I? Choose one of your child’s favourite book characters, then describe his or her personality traits, problems and physical description until your child guesses the character’s identity.
Get a book (story or reading book) pick a word and have a race as to who can find it first on that page.
Pick your favourite character from the story you are reading. If you could ask them any question what would you ask them? What do you think they would say?
Tell a story together my turn, your turn.E.g. You-Once upon a time there was... Child .... You - He lived in Child ... You - One day he decided to Child...
Pick a word or picture from the book and see how many describing words you can think of for it. E.g. a cloud - fluffy, white, soft, large, like a cotton ball, as big as a snowman etc
Before reading a new book you can also get your child to predict what will happen by looking at the title and front cover.
Whilst reading a book you can ask the children questions, for example ‘what do you think is going to happen next?’, or ‘how do you think she is feeling now?’
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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