We have the highest aspirations for our children to learn to read and make reading a priority at Longshaw Nursery School. Children have the opportunity to explore books everyday in nursery and develop a real love of reading. The most important starting point is to read to our children. Children thrive on repetition, so when we read books over again. We have core texts in nursery that we love to share, children will become confident in the story language, actions and will eventually be able to share the story independently.
Children need lots of opportunities to develop familiarity with stories, nursery rhymes, poems and songs. As children grow, they build strong emotional attachments to the memories associated with learning stories, nursery rhymes, poems and songs. They become an important link between past and present, as they are passed down from generation to generation.
How does story and rhyme support the needs of our children?
Blackburn with Darwen Library Service
Please see https://www.blackburn.gov.uk/libraries-and-reading/childrens-libraries for information about the fantastic books and resources available for children.