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Books and stories to share together

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  1. Books and stories to share together
  2. Tips on buying books
  1. How to join the library
  2. Useful links

Getting started

Sharing books and stories is a great way to encourage talking and listening. Its never too early to start. Even very young babies will enjoy listening to your voice as you read a very simple story or sing a rhyme. Reading to them can be very calming for small children, especially when the sound of your voice is coupled with favourite stories or characters. Books can also be a great way of passing the time enjoyably on a journey or when waiting for an appointment. Keeping a bag of books nearby at all times can be a life saver!

Here are some tips to help get you started

  • Choose a quiet time
  • Find a comfy place
  • Talk about the pictures
  • Give your child time to respond
  • Encourage your child to join in
  • Keep it short, little and often is best
  • Be prepared to share favourite books again and again
  • Cuddle up with a book and enjoy some quality time together

Coventry Early Years Team

Email: EYcentral@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7697 5451

PO Box 15
Coventry City Council
Council House
Coventry
CV1 5RR

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