I'm going to let the wonderful photographs below speak for themselves. Thank you to the families, staff and children who came and shared their information books, story books, leaflets and books they made in school. Many of our children see themselves as readers and writers and every day we try to ensure our provision and teaching makes meaningful reading and writing high on the agenda. At Rachel Keeling we encourage reading of magazines, leaflets, brochures, signs and posters as well as wonderful story books and non-fiction books.
A recent survey by Nielsen Books found that only half of pre-school children in the UK are being read to daily. Research has shown the impact on cognitive development and language acquisition of being read to (even for older children).
So tonight, at the end of your busy day, try to make time to sit and share a book with your child.