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Nurturing a love of reading

Nurturing a love of reading
Victoria Breckon
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Celebrating World Book Day 2018

Books are a great vehicle to develop imagination, a way to learn about the wider world and grow language capability in children. Variety is often more for the reader than the child listening. How often do you find a child will request the same book over and over? 

'Repetition is the secret of perfection' - Dr. Maria Montessori 

Considering this is often a key aspect of learning. It pays to have books, poems or songs around that you will enjoy sharing with your favourite little people. 

Rhyme and rhythm, excitement and fun words all make a big difference to a story. New Zealand Author Lynley Dodd with the Hairy Maclary series hits this mark reguarly. Giles Andreae with 'Giraffes can't dance' and 'Rumble in the jungle' manage this magic too. 

Following on from our last blog post, our administrative team have shared their favourite children's books! We hope you find a heart warming feel with each of these too! 

- How many trucks can a tow truck tow by Charlotte Pomeratz 

- Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's dairy by Lynley Dodd

- Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

- Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

- A kiwi night before Christmas by Yvonne Morrison & Deborah Hinde

- We're going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen



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